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  • Author:
    Richard Kostelanetz
  • ISBN:
    0711918465
  • ISBN13:
    978-0711918467
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    Omnibus Press (December 31, 1981)
  • Pages:
    312 pages
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Conversing with Cage draws on over 150 interviews with John Cage conducted over four decades to draw a full picture of his life and art. Filled with the witty aphorisms that have made Cage as famous as an esthetic philosopher as a composer, the book offers both an introduction to Cage's way of thinking and a rich gathering of his many thoughts on art, life, and music. Through his life and work, he created revolutions in thinking about art, and its relationship to the world around us. Conversing with Cage is the ideal introduction to this world, offering in the artist's own words his ideas about life and art.

Conversing with Cage is based on 150 interviews with the avant-garde .

Richard Kostelanetz arranged excerpts from these texts into one extensive interview in several chapters, checked and corrected by John Cage himself.

Wordsand" (1978–81) was a traveling early retrospective of his work in several media.

Richard Kostelanetz has authored over 40 books of criticism of contemporary music and the arts. He is noted as one of the first critics to recognize the importance of John Cage, and has written and collected several books on Cage and his work

Richard Kostelanetz has authored over 40 books of criticism of contemporary music and the arts. He is noted as one of the first critics to recognize the importance of John Cage, and has written and collected several books on Cage and his work. He is a long-time resident of SoHo in New York City.

John Cage (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer. A pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments. Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avantgarde and, in the opinion of many, the most influential American composer of the 20th century. chronologically arranged, after date of the quotes of John Cage.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Conversing with Cage. Conversing with Cage. By Richard Kostelanetz. Few artists of his eminence or his conversational brilliance were as generous with interviews as John Cage, who honored requests from undergraduate newspapers with attention and grace equal to those from slick magazines; and these interviews have appeared all over the world. Since they were individually incomplete, while most had elements lacking in others, it seemed appropriate to select exemplary passages, and from these selections to compose a sort of extended ur-interview that Cage ideally might have given.

Flag as Inappropriate. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Excessive Violence Sexual Content Political, Social. Richard Cory Kostelanetz (May 14, 1940, New York City) is an American artist, author and critic. He was born to Boris Kostelanetz and Ethel Cory and is the nephew of the conductor Andre Kostelanetz.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Wordsand" (1978–81) was a traveling early retrospective of his work in several media.

Cage’s constant amusement, his endless curiosity, his insistence on seeing life and art always in a new way, emerge . Joan Retallack, a long-time friend and colleague of John Cage, has done us the favor of publishing this series of conversations between the two of them.

Cage’s constant amusement, his endless curiosity, his insistence on seeing life and art always in a new way, emerge vividly. The result is in effect a study of his thought in motion as he sometimes playfully but always seriously responds to Retallack’s informed and sympathetic questioning. These conversations (for they lack any conventional formality that might render them 'interviews'), which took place not long before Cage's death in 1992, run the gamut of topics.

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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i consider this book to be the most valuable resource, in terms of art (art being all artistic medium) theory, that one can find. richard kostelanetz is a superb editor, and the book is organized to the infinitessimal of degrees. the book consists of a compendium of interviews with cage, conducted by various peoples, spanning about forty years. this book is a precise method through which to understand the means that led to cage's understanding of art and life. in that regard it serves as a fundamental piece of learning material because he divulges what he knows and how he came to know it, rather than how he feels.