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John Cage about Schoenberg

Years ago
when I was studying
with
Arnold Schoenberg
someone
asked him

to explain

his technique

of twelve-tone

composition.

His
reply
was
immediate:


“That

is none of your business.”

John Cage's stories: The perfection of the operation

One evening I was walking along Hollywood
Boulevard, nothing much to
do. I stopped and
looked in the window of a stationery
shop. A mechanized pen
was suspended in space in such a
way that, as a mechanized roll of paper
passed by it, the pen went
through the motions of the same
penmanship exercises I had learned
as a child in the third grade.
Centrally placed in the
window was an advertisement explaining
the mechanical reasons for the
perfection of the operation of
the suspended mechanical pen.
I was fascinated,
for everything was going wrong.
The pen was
tearing the paper to shred…

John Coltrane - Every Time We Say Goodbye - 1961

:: Divorzio all'italiana : Pietro Germi (1961) ::

Brad Mehldau - Resignation

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Darn That Dream 1959

"If you want me" - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

Bessie Smith - Do Your Duty

Beethoven Appassionata 3rd Mov. Gilels Rec. 1974

Amália Rodrigues: Amor sem casa

Renata Pavam - Talisman

Clara Haskil plays Bach Toccata in E minor