The Music of John Cage-Why does he Matter?
Thu., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. 2013
This class is an insight into the music of the controversial and influential composer John Cage. We will hear and watch performances of some of his key pieces and discuss what made them interesting and or significant. Few composers in the 20th century made as big of a splash as Cage. We will face the regular question of validity in regards to his ideas. Cage infamously composed the piece 4’33” where the pianist sits at the piano without playing a note. “Can the sound of silence be considered music?”