Decoding John Cage - The Ultimate Symbol of the 20th Century Revolution in Music

Manheim, Frank T., (2014, April 14) Decoding John Cage - The Ultimate Symbol of the 20th Century Revolution in Music. View from the Audience, MusicWeb International;http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2014/Apr14/Cage_decoded.htm

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Frank T. Manheim

Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Date Written: April 14, 2014

Abstract

There are clues in American composer, John Cage’s history that explain his confident obscurantism. The unexplained riddle is why it brought him acclaim from the intellectual and cultural establishment.

Keywords: Aleatoric music, obscurantism, I Ching, cultural idolatry, artistic acclaim, Cage

Suggested Citation

Manheim, Frank T., Decoding John Cage - The Ultimate Symbol of the 20th Century Revolution in Music (April 14, 2014). Manheim, Frank T., (2014, April 14) Decoding John Cage - The Ultimate Symbol of the 20th Century Revolution in Music. View from the Audience, MusicWeb International;http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2014/Apr14/Cage_decoded.htm, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3863755 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3863755

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