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John Cage (1912—1992) American composer, pianist, and writer

 

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6 works comp. between 1958 and 1966 in which Cage took indeterminacy to remarkable limits. Some of them consist of transparent plastic sheets inscribed with lines and circles, and instructions explaining how these can be ‘performed' by any number of players using any means. In Var. V the performer is merely supplied with a description of previous perfs., involving actions as well as sounds.

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