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Silence: Lectures and Writings

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John Cage
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Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT
Date
1961
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Contents:

"Foreword" (1961), "Manifesto" (1952), "The Future of Music: Credo" (1937), "Experimental Music" (1957), "Experimental Music Doctrine" (1955), "Forerunners of Modern Music" (1949), "History of Experimental Music in the United States" (1959),"Erik Satie" (1958), "Edgar Varèse" (1958), "Four Statements on the Dance" (1939–1957), "Goal: New Music, New Dance" (1939), "Grace and Clarity" (1944), "In This Day..." (1956), "2 Pages, 122 Words on Music and Dance" (1957), "On Robert Rauschenberg, Artist, and His Work" (1961), "Lecture on Nothing" (c.1949-50), "Lecture on Something" (1951), "45' for a Speaker" (1954), "Where Are We Going? and What Are We Doing?" (1961), "Indeterminacy" (1958), and "Music Lovers' Field Companion" (1954).

Also includes "Composition as Process" (1958), an essay in three parts: "Changes," "Indeterminacy," and "Communication," and "Composition" (1952–1957), an essay in two parts: "To Describe the Process of Composition Used in Music of Changes and Imaginary Landscape No. 4" (1952) and "To Describe the Process of Composition Used in Music for Piano 21–52" (1957).
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