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John Cage : music, philosophy, and intention, 1933-1950
"This volume explores the early part of John Cage's life and career, concentrating on the "pre-chance" period from roughly 1933 to 1950. These essays consider influences on Cage's work, Cage and percussion, his evolving aesthetic, and his movement towards an ideology that would later shape his work, arguing that a reevaluation of this early period is crucial to understanding his later work."--back cover. Contents: John Cage, Arnold Schoenberg, and the musical idea / David W. Bernstein -- Cultural intersections : John Cage in Seattle (1938-1940) / Leta E. Miller -- No ear for music : timbre in the early percussion music of John Cage / Christopher Shultis -- John Cage's Imaginary landscape no. 1 : through the looking-glass / Susan Key -- "A therapeutic value for city dwellers" : the development of John Cage's early avant-garde aesthetic position / Branden Joseph -- The picture is not in the colors : John Cage and Ananda Coomaraswamy / David W. Patterson -- An imaginary grid : rhythmic structure in Cage's music up to circa 1950 / Paul van Emmerik -- Structure vs. form in the Sonatas and interludes for prepared piano / Chadwick Jenkins.
New York : Routledge,