John Cage

What song will you choose to start your new year off right?
--Natalie Hegert Lynn Hershman Leeson, Seduction of a Cyborg, 1994, DVD with sound, still image. ZKM Collection. © (2015
Hundreds of his small porcelain pots are meticulously arranged in vitrines with a very particular syncopated rhythm. The ever-changing space between them is as important in his work as the moments of silence between the words of a poem.
I'd love to put the Sonic Forest, which is a touring big music festival with a series of sixteen columns and a hundred sensors
There's a baby grand in the living room, but when Phyllis Chen sits down to play, it's at the child-size cherry-red toy piano.
The exhibit was curated by Melissa Ragona, associate professor of art history, media and sound studies at Carnegie Mellon
Delia Gonzalez's debut titled In Remembrance is released on April 28, 2015 through DFA Records. This is not an average record release. This record has taken several years and is part of a larger multimedia project.
It seems safe to say that Michael Tilson Thomas -- or MTT, as he's been known since street banners announcing his appointment as music director of the San Francisco Symphony, 20 years ago, went up all over town -- had a spectacular birthday weekend recently.
Judging anything that has to do with John Cage is a slippery proposition. Cage didn't care much for notions of objective quality and battled against any idea of masterworks or canon. His music is difficult and not always a pleasure to experience. Cage's focus was on process. It was always more important than the end result.
There's seemingly nothing to be seen in or on them except for one color (or white or black) and some texture, maybe.
Art has a way of sneaking up on us, getting under the skin and stripping off the confusion, cowardice and fear that holds us back from our most authentic actions. The artist's approach takes many forms from stealthy to direct.
The exhibition is centered on Cage's Mushroom Book (1972), which includes both letterpress and lithographs of poetry by Cage along with botanical lithographs by Lois Long.
It may surprise you to learn that, in the 10th century, Vladimir the Great, the Russian prince, the ruler of Kievan Rus, sent
Of the perhaps inappropriately named New York School, I find Earle Brown's the most musically rich and articulate. Sign Sounds
The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".
John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.
Most people know John Cage (1912-1992), of course, as one of the twentieth century's most important and original avant-garde composers and thinkers. Fewer know that he was also a visual artist.
"John Cage 1992." Photo copyright Steven Speliotis, courtesy College for Creative Studies' Center Galleries. An installation
While Robert and I were staring at Saturn, the ringed planet was, in a sense, staring back at us. These new images taken
The genre of sound art is still a relatively intimidating one, with even art and art history enthusiasts shying away from the topic, if only for their lack of knowledge. Generally, it is still a young art form, having only been first acknowledged by the Futurists in the early 20th Century.