John Cage – A Mycological Foray
- Atelier Éditions
- 2020 ISBN 9781733622004
- 224 pages including an unbound portfolio
- 2 Softcover Books in one Slipcase
- 28 × 21 × 3 cm
“I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” – JOHN CAGE, 1954
John Cage: A Mycological Foray draws readers across the idiosyncratic, mushroom-suffused, innermost landscape of celebrated American composer John Cage. Upon the remarkable journey with Cage, one encounters assorted photographs, compositions, and contemplations; all in the very same unexpected fashion one encounters various flora and fungi species while mushroom foraging. Volume I encompasses Cage’s mycological-oriented Indeterminacy stories, Diary excerpts, and essays; and the complete transcript of Cage’s 1983 performance, MUSHROOMS et Variationes. Volume II offers the inaugural reproduction of Cage’s 1972 portfolio, Mushroom Book; authored in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith.
John Cage (1912–92) was an American composer and music theorist. Recognized as a pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and a leading figure of the postwar avant-garde, his influence extended to the realms of dance, poetry, performance and visual art.
John Cage: A Mycological Foray is developed in collaboration with the John Cage Trust
WORKS by John Cage
ESSAY by Kingston Trinder
TEXTS by Isabelle Bucklow
EDITED by Ananda Pellerin
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