Monday, September 17, 2012

The Great Animal Orchestra: My summer reading report

Worth a read for any audiophile, ecologist, conservationist, Cage enthusiast or generally curious mind. My expert comments: "super-cool."

P.S. The author, Bernie Krause, became the lead guitarist for the Weavers folk band when Peter Seeger left. Just another reason to check it out.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Moby Dick on the Web

Not directly Cage related, but well worth a listen anyway.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cage at 100

Happy 100th birthday to John Cage! Thomas More college students enrolled in my philosophy of music  class performed 4'33" this morning at 8:30 am in our sculpture garden in-progress, "Madonna's Meadow." The performance was part of Global 4'33", a worldwide celebration of Cage and his legacy organized by the World Listening Project.

 A random draw from Silence in commemoration of Cage:

"We bake a cake  and it turns out that the sugar was not sugar but salt. I no sooner start to work than the telephone rings."

John Cage