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John Cage

American composer, philosopher, writer and printmaker. He was educated in California and then made a study tour of Europe (1930-31), concentrating on art, architecture and music. On his return to the USA he studied music with Richard Buhlig, Adolph Weiss, Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg; in 1934 he abandoned abstract painting for music. An interest in extending the existing range of percussion instruments led him, in 1940, to devise the 'prepared piano' (in which the sound is transformed by the insertion of various objects between the strings) and to pioneer electronic sound sources. John Cage is the 20th century conceptual artist who famously "composed" the piano piece titled 4' 33" (1952), which consists of the pianist(s) sitting at a piano and not playing for exactly four minutes and 33 seconds.

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A Cage of saxophones 1 John Cage A Cage of saxophones 1 Mode mode 160 Compositional CD 16.50    
The Number Pieces 2: Five³ John Cage The Number Pieces 2: Five³ Mode mode 75 Compositional CD 16.50    
The Works for Percussion 2 John Cage The Works for Percussion 2 Mode mode 243 Compositional CD 16.50    
Cage Edition Vol.52 : The Works for Percussion 4 John Cage Cage Edition Vol.52 : The Works for Percussion 4 Mode mode 296 Compositional CD 16.50    
Klang Der Wandlungen (3Cd box) John Cage Klang Der Wandlungen (3Cd box) EDITION RZ RZ 1033–35 Compositional 3CD Box 29.90    
Music for Speaking Percussionist John Cage Music for Speaking Percussionist Mode mode 296CD Compositional CD 17.90    
Variations IV Vol.II (Lp) David Tudor - John Cage Variations IV Vol.II (Lp) Modern Harmonic MH-8034 Electronic LP 23.90    
John Cage / Christian Wolff John Cage - Christian Wolff John Cage / Christian Wolff JEANNE DIELMAN JD 118LP Experimental LP 16.90    
Complete Song Books (2Lp) John Cage Complete Song Books (2Lp) KARLRECORDS KR 029LP Sound Art LPx2 25.90    
Variations IV (LP) David Tudor - John Cage Variations IV (LP) Modern Harmonic MH-8004 Sound Art LP 23.90    
John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert John Cage - SUN RA John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert Modern Harmonic MH-8020CD Experimental CD 16.50    
for seven players John Cage - Burkhard SCHLOTHAUER for seven players EDITION WANDELWEISER EWR 0604 Experimental CD 14.50    
One9 John Cage One9 EDITION WANDELWEISER EWR 0403/04 Experimental CD 14.50    
early music John Cage early music EDITION WANDELWEISER EWR 0711 Experimental CD 14.50    
Empty Words John Cage Empty Words EDITION WANDELWEISER EWR 1102/03 Experimental CD 14.50