By Peter Dickinson

John Cage was once one in all America's most famous composers from the Nineteen Forties till his dying in 1992. yet he was once additionally a much-admired author and artist, and a uniquely beautiful character capable of current his principles engagingly anywhere he went. As an interview topic he used to be a consummate professional.
the most resource of CageTalk: Dialogues with and approximately John Cage is a panoply of shiny and compulsively readable interviews given to Peter Dickinson within the overdue Eighties for a BBC Radio three documentary. the unique BBC software lasted an hour, however the complete discussions with Cage and plenty of of the most figures attached with him weren't released till the 1st version of this book.
CageTalk additionally comprises prior BBC interviews with Cage, together with ones via the popular literary critic Frank Kermode and artwork critic David Sylvester. And Dickinson, the editor of this quantity, contributes little-known resource fabric approximately Cage's Musicircus and Roaratorio in addition to a considerable advent exploring the a number of roles that Cage's various and difficult output performed in the course of a lot of the 20th century and keeps to play within the early twenty-first.
except the lengthy interview with Cage himself, there are discussions with Bonnie chook, Earle Brown, Merce Cunningham, Minna Lederman, Otto Luening, Jackson Mac Low, Peadar Mercier, Pauline Oliveros, John Rockwell, Kurt Schwertsik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Virgil Thomson, David Tudor, los angeles Monte younger, and Paul Zukovsky. lots of the interviews got to Peter Dickinson yet there are others regarding Rebecca Boyle, Anthony Cheevers, Michael Oliver, and Roger Smalley.

Peter Dickinson, British composer and pianist, is Emeritus Professor, college of Keele and college of London, and has written or edited a number of books approximately twentieth-century tune, together with Copland Connotations [Boydell Press, 2002] and The song of Lennox Berkeley [Boydell Press, 2003].

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