Cage went on to write some forty such pieces, one of the last being Eightypremiered in Munich on 28 Octoberusually employing a variant of the same technique; together, these works are known as Number Pieces. Silence included not only simple lectures, but also texts executed in experimental layouts, and works such as Lecture on Nothingwhich were composed in rhythmic structures. Interviews With Creators of Film Sound. My body is a cage, but this is my cage and there are moments when I take pride in it. At 53 minutes, she glared at me, leaned forward, and grabbed the handles of the bike.
This was a reflection of my engagement in Zen.
John Cage's Queer Silence; or, How to Avoid Making Matters Worse
Cage mentions a working model of the universe that his father had built, and that the scientists who saw it could not explain how it worked and refused to believe it. I glanced over at the girl next to me. Musicircus simply invites the performers to assemble and play together. This was inspired by Oskar Fischingerwho told Cage that "everything in the world has a spirit that can be released through its sound. The I Ching became Cage's standard tool for composition: I tried not to think of everything that would happen next. Opening bars of Cheap Imitation Performed by the composer inshortly before he had to retire from performing.
The latter was to become Cage's lifelong romantic partner and artistic collaborator. I remember their smells, the squareness of their faces, the weight of their bodies, the tangy smell of their sweat, the surprising strength in their limbs. Archived from the original on June 4, The score of Variations III abounds in instructions to the performers, but makes no references to music, musical instruments or sounds. This was a reflection of my engagement in Zen.