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Background Noise: John Cage month part two with Geoffrey Barnard

Posted in Uncategorized by loops on August 30, 2010

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, Richard and John return with the second instalment of our special John Cage month with Geoffrey Barnard Australian improvising music pioneer who knew John Cage well and stayed several times in his New York apartment ,Welcome back  Geoffrey. Having laid the foundations in program one we go deeper into the life and ideals Of John Cage. With carefully chosen music from Geoffrey’s collection, starting with 1947, 1960  into the 1970s and 80s. Including the words Of John Cage himself. We delve into little-known but essential aspects of his life and provide an overview of the legacy and impact of his ideas and music. Further unique insights and anecdotes from Geoffrey.
Tracks played

Musical bracket one

Title, year, source, duration

Music for Marcel Duchamp , (1947), Cramps Records, 6′ 29″

Music for Amplified Toy Pianos , (Feb 1960), CD included with Italian publication John Cage (Materiali Sonori Edizioni), 11’50”

Musical bracket two

Extracts from a conversation at the State University of New York, Albany on 9 September 1973 between John Cage and Joel Chadabe (with a contribution by David Tudor) prior to the first US performance of Bird Cage,Electronic Music Foundation, USA:, 3’18”

Bird Cage, (April 1972), Electronic Music Foundation, USA, 14’32”

Musical bracket three

Five, (January 1988), Mode Records, USA:, 5’06”

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