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John Cage

John Cage

Label: Cramps Records

Format: CD digipack

Genre: Compositional Form

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This was the first “nova musicha” collection release. The CD contains five John Cage’s compositions for "prepared" piano, played and performed by various artists: Juan Hidalgo, Walter Marchetti, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti and Demetrio Stratos.  In these perfomances, the sound of the piano was altered by placing objects (preparations) between or on the strings or on the hammers or dampers. Toy pianos and radio systems were used too. The most famous composition is “ 4’33” which represents a turning point for  Cage’s experience and for contemporary music.  Demetrio Stratos performed “Sixty-two mesostics Re Merce Cunningham
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Cat. number: CRSCD 101
Year: 1989
Notes:
nova musicha n.1

Originally released on LP in 1974.

Track 1 composed 1947
Track 2 composed 1960
Track 3 composed 1956
Track 4 composed 1952
Track 5 composed 1971

Recorded at Fono-Roma, Milano

Includes 36-page booklet with liner notes in Italian, French and English.

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