Born: September 5 1912 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: August 12 1992 in New York City, New York, USA
Facts about John Cage
– While composing 4’33”, a piece of music where everyone stays silent the whole time, John Cage was inspired by a trip to an anechoic chamber, a room designed to absorb all sounds, and by a series of all white paintings.
– He once composed a piece called Living Room Music, which is played on instruments you can find in the living room of the average house (think magazines, large books and the frame of a window)!
– His work was controversial during his lifetime and he was labelled a prankster.
– He studied Zen Buddhism at Columbia University in 1945.
In a Landscape
Sonatas and Interludes
Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra