John Cage (1912 – 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. 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 American composers of the 20th century. His teachers included Henry Cowell (1933) and Arnold Schoenberg (1933–35), both known for their radical innovations in music.
This is a very rare record.
Imaginary Landscape No. 1, for two variable-speed phono turntables, frequency recordings, muted piano and cymbal (1939)
4 Sonatas is a collection of pieces for prepared piano. It was composed in 1946–1948, shortly after Cage's introduction to Indian philosophy.
First Construction (in Metal) was composed in 1939; Scored for six percussionists and an assistant. Instruments include, among other things, Japanese and Balinese gongs, Chinese and Turkish cymbals, automobile brake drums, anvils and a water gong.
Music for Carillon No. 1, 1952.
The sleeve and the record are in excellent condition. Minor light marking across First Track Side 2. See photos.