John Cage: composer, theorist, philosopher
Hi there. We are on vacation from September 5th, until September 19, 2016. But the Artist Birthday Series continues! Albeit, much shorter. :) Thank you so much for your continued interest in this project. Our regular Daily Artist Birthday installments will continue when we return from our magical, mystery excursion. Wishing all the best of everything beautiful, delicious, and good-smelling to you. ~ TMLipp
John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage’s romantic partner for most of their lives.
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