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  The sight of silence : John Cage's Complete Watercolors

Cage, John
Other(s) author(s) : Kass, Ray, [egile] ; National Academy Museum and School, [argitaratzaile] ; Taubman Museum of Art, [argitaratzaile]Language : EnglishRoanoke : Taubman Museum of Art ; New York : National Academy Museum, 2011140 orrialde : koloretako eta zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 21 cm + 1 Disko (DVD)(Ikus) Testua. (Ikus) Irudia (finkoa ; bidimentsiokoa): bitartekorik gabe: elektronikoISBN : 978-0-615-40180-5.The Sight of Silence: John Cage's WatercolorsExhibition | New_River_Watercolors
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Argazkiak: John Cage.

Testuak: Marshall N. Price, David Mickenberg, Jerrie Pike.

Best known as an experimental composer and performer, John Cage (1912–1992) was also an active visual artist who created an extensive body of prints, drawings, and watercolors over the last twenty years of his life. "The Sight of Silence: John Cage’s Complete Watercolors" provides the first opportunity to review all 125 signed watercolors that Cage created during four visits to the Mountain Lake Workshop, Virginia, between 1983 and 1990. In all of his work, regardless of medium, Cage consistently dismissed conventional aesthetics by limiting or eliminating the artist’s choice in the creative process. In composing his watercolors, he relied on his signature method of "chance operations", guided by a system of random numbers derived from the ancient Chinese Book of Changes, or I Ching. This book’s critical essay and accompanying workshop diaries relate the methods at play in Cage’s visual art to those of his musical compositions and theatre pieces. The DVD included in this multimedia package offers a "live" view of John Cage at work, demonstrations of workshop procedures, along with a student percussion ensemble performance of one of his pieces for "prepared piano", and Cage performing two readings and leading a long Q&A. This book and DVD offer an otherwise hidden view into the mind of one of the twentieth-century's most creative thinkers. As visual evidence of the methods of chance that Cage employed for decades, the video footage and watercolors offer an entrée into Cage's music and writings and present a greatly enhanced understanding of one of the world's most mystifying artists.

DVD: John Cage & The Mountain Lake Workshop.
Programak: New River Watercolors (1988) / Amores (1943), Selections: Muoyce: Writing for the Fifth Time through Finnegans Wake (1982) and Q&A / Mushrooms et Variationes (1982) / Stephen Addiss paints Sumi-e I and Sumi-e II (2006), two performances of John Cage's STEPS: A Composition for a Painting to be Performed by Other Individuals or Groups (2006) / Paper Smoking with Stephen Addiss at the Mountain Lake Workshop, 2007.

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