John Cage With David Tudor Variations IV
The fourth in a series of concerts that stretched the boundaries of what music was, IV was designed for a group of performers playing literally anything they could get their hands The Chemical Brothers Push The Button. They were also encouraged, if they got bored playing, to do "other activities" in addition to the music.
The score consisted of two circles and seven points on a transparent sheet, to be interpreted however the John Cage With David Tudor Variations IV saw fit. The end result: a wild album of music-concrete that should sound familiar to fans of the Beatles' "Revolution 9" -- no question Cage's composition influenced Lennon and Ono's experiments.
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Cage also mentions that performers need not confine themselves to a performance of the piece during the entire performance and are free to engage in any other activities at any time. The popular phonograph records of the premiere issued by Everest Records of this work is generally misunderstood as a sound collage of classical music, sound-effects, and ambient noises, etc.
While this is what the work sounds like the concept behind the work has nothing to do with the recordings and sounds Screamin Jay Hawkins Africa Gone Funky were employed in the performance as such. What the work actually embodies is the Catalyst Unity of sound sources within a given interior space.
In that regard the recording completely misrepresents the basis of the work. This work has a score which is simply a description of the first performance, which included electronics, dancers, and other elements. Part of the setup for the work included light beams which triggered sounds from the electronics when interrupted by the motions of the dancers.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section needs expansion. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Avant-Garde Classical. Styles Avant-Garde Music. Track Listing. Introduction, Pt. New World Records. Retrieved East of Borneo. Retrieved 20 May The New York Times. Retrieved July 1, Nichols Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Comments This work was originally used as music for the choreographed piece by Merce Cunningham, "Field Dances," with stage and costume design in the original version by Robert Rauschenberg from the designer was Remy Charlip.
Variations IV is the second work in a group of three of which Atlas Eclipticalis is the first representing 'nirvana', according to Hidekazu Yoshida's interpretations of Japanese Haiku Michael Anthony Sinner Man and 0"00 is the third representing 'individual action'.
It represents 'samsara', John Cage With David Tudor Variations IV turmoil of everyday life. As in the earlier Variations pieces, the materials here are transparencies 1 sheet with 9 points and 3 small circles and a short written instruction.
All points and John Cage With David Tudor Variations IV are cut up for the creation of a program; 7 points and 2 circles are needed, which are all except for one circle, which is placed anywhere on the map to be dropped on a map of the performance space, creating places where actions might be performed.
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