Welcome to my online Journal where i hope to share my thoughts, feeling, inspirations, processes, problem solving, and completed works as well as works in progress.
John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer and music theorist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage's romantic partner for most of their lives. His most famous pieces are Sonatas and Interludes (1946–48). The effect on the piano was made by placing objects (mostly nails and screws) between the strings of the piano to effect the sounds made. As a pianist myself i find this an interesting idea. Also having made films for my course last year i often struggled to find new and interesting sounds to accompany the images...this will definitely influence my work in the coming year.