From the Vaults, Part Two: Meet the Composer With John Cage

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

John Cage John Cage (James Klosty from 'John Cage Was')

Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota – Q2 Music's podcast about the musical creative process – returns for its third season on Monday, March 6. Pre-game for the new season with a week of clips from the original WNYC radio program. Meet the Composer is available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

We continue the week-long ramp-up to our next and third season with an interview with the widely influential patriarch of 20th-century experimental music John Cage. In this conversation with host Tim Page, Cage explains how his strenuous connection with music precipitated his experiments with silence, ambient noise and spirituality. Page offers his own straightforward critique of Cage's discoveries and reiterates the need for objectivity and seclusion in music criticism.

Hear a piece of music you loved? Discover it here!

0:05—Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring | Listen | Buy 
0:48—John Cage: Suite for Toy Piano | Listen | Buy 
1:54—John Cage: Quartet (Santa Monica, California 1936), II. Very Slow | Listen 
3:03—John Cage: Sonata VII | Listen
8:20—John Cage: Bacchanale | Listen | Buy 
10:24—John Cage: Six | Listen | Buy 

Guests:

John Cage and Tim Page

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Jon Hanrahan and Alexander Overington

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