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File under: Aural Documentary

John Cage, Morton Feldman

Radio Happenings (Book+DVD)

Label: MusikTexte

Format: Book

Genre: Sound Art

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** 224-page hardcover book  with audio DVD of the complete 5-hours of audio from the radio broadcasts** In 1966-67, radio station WBAI in New York City invited composers John Cage and Morton Feldman to make 5 one-hour radio conversations. Unscripted and improvised, they were free to talk about whatever they wished. The fascinating conversations cover music, politics, sociology, current events, the arts and more.These Radio Happenings are legend to fans of these composers, as well as a unique moment in the history of radio.This 224-page hardcover book comes with a DVD of the complete 5-hours of audio from the radio broadcasts, mastered from the source closest to the original tapes.This is the first time the audio has been officially released and contains missing material not heard in the poor quality versions circulating on the web. Mode went back to the audio materials closest to the original tapes for the remastered sound, presented here as CD-quality 16-bit PCM?audio.The hardcover book, made in collaboration with the German publisher MusikTexte and Mode Records, contains the complete transcription of the radio conversations, as well as a new improved German translation.With a forward by composer Christian Wolff. The DVD also contains a bonus slideshow of Cage scholar James Pritchett's text on the intriguing history of the audio to the Radio Happenings

File under: Aural Documentary
Cat. number: 978-3980315104
Year: 2019

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