CAGE, JOHN / DAVID TUDOR - INDETERMINACY: NEW ASPECT OF FORM IN INSTRUMENTAL AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC (2LP)


"2LP on 180 gram, coming in a gatefold sleeve. Originally issued as in 1959 on Smithsonian Folkways, the initial idea for Indeterminacy came from avant-garde pianist, David Tudor, who suggested that John Cage give a lecture that was simply the telling of stories. Cage did this in Brussels in September 1958. For this lecture Cage simply stood in front of an audience and told 30 stories without musical accompaniment. Upon returning to the States in 1959, Cage decided to record the stories, but this time with the musical accompaniment of David Tudor. For the recording the two men were placed in different studios where they could not hear each other, while Tudor performed portions of Cages "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" (1957-58) along with pre-recorded selections of Cages "Fontana Mix" (Milan, 1958), and Cage simultaneously told 90 one-minute stories (sped up or slowed down according to the storys length). In a career that spanned over half a century, this album is considered to be one of Cages best. It has never been reissued on LP until now. Includes liner notes by John Cage." (label info)
in stock | IT| 2011| DOXY | 23.90


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