The Resource No such thing as silence : John Cage's 4'33", Kyle Gann, (electronic resource)

No such thing as silence : John Cage's 4'33", Kyle Gann, (electronic resource)

Label
No such thing as silence : John Cage's 4'33"
Title
No such thing as silence
Title remainder
John Cage's 4'33"
Statement of responsibility
Kyle Gann
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Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage's 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music. A meditation on the act of listening and the nature of performance, Cage's controversial piece became the iconic statement of the meaning of silence in art and is a landmark work of American music. In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation's leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition. Finding resemblances and resonances of 4'33" in artworks as wide-ranging as the paintings of the Hudson River School and the music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, he provides much-needed cultural context for this fundamentally challenging and often misunderstood piece. Gann also explores Cage's craft, describing in illuminating detail the musical, philosophical, and even environmental influences that informed this groundbreaking piece of music. Having performed 4'33" himself and as a composer in his own right, Gann offers the reader both an expert's analysis and a highly personal interpretation of Cage's most divisive work [Publisher description]
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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Gann, Kyle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.C24
LC item number
G35 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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Series statement
Icons of America
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  • Cage, John
  • Cage, John
  • Cage, John
  • Cage, John
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • HISTORY
  • Stille
  • Stille
Label
No such thing as silence : John Cage's 4'33", Kyle Gann, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 215-217), bibliographical references (p. 233-240) , and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4'33" at first listening
  • The man: 1912-1949
  • Dramatis personae (predecessors and influences)
  • The path to 4'33" : 1946 to 1952
  • The piece and its notations
  • The legacy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163018
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt110csp
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841172503
  • (OCoLC)ocn841172503
Label
No such thing as silence : John Cage's 4'33", Kyle Gann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 215-217), bibliographical references (p. 233-240) , and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4'33" at first listening
  • The man: 1912-1949
  • Dramatis personae (predecessors and influences)
  • The path to 4'33" : 1946 to 1952
  • The piece and its notations
  • The legacy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300163018
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt110csp
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841172503
  • (OCoLC)ocn841172503

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