Monthly Archives: October 2012

John Cage

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John Cage “4:33”

This is Cage’s famous silent piece. Although composed in 1952, he had already thought about it as early as 1948, where he mentions it as ‘Silent Prayer’ in his article “A Composer’s Confessions”. In the work, no intentional sounds are … Continue reading

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Found Sound

utilisation of found sound as a musical resource was starting to be explored. An early example is Parade, a performance produced at the Chatelet Theatre, Paris, on May 18, 1917, that was conceived by Jean Cocteau, with design by Pablo Picasso, choreography by Leonid Massine, and … Continue reading

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Delia Derbyshire (1937); Chance Project

Delia Derbyshire was born in Coventry, England, in 1937. Educated at Coventry Grammar School and Girton College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a degree in mathematics and music. Delia Derbyshire was working in the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop in 1963 when … Continue reading

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