Silencing the sounded self: John Cage and the intentionality of nonintention

Shultis, Christopher
June 1995
Musical Quarterly;Summer95, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p312
Academic Journal
Analyzes the works of American composer John Cage. Inclusion of silence in Cage's musical compositions and written texts; Cage's views regarding the role of duration and harmony in defining a composition; Cage's attempt to uncover the structural connection between the making of music and the natural world; Coexistent nature of sound and silence.


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