Silence: Lectures and Writings

John Cage

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  • Marion Boyars
  • 2010
  • ISBN 9780714510439
  • 276 pages
  • Paperback
  • 21.6 × 18.6 × 2 cm

Silence is a collection of some of the essays and lectures that have made John Cage’s name synonymous with all that is unpredictable and exciting in contemporary miusic. Outrageous they may be, but to anyone who is receptive to new ideas, to fresh and original ways of looking at and listening to things, they are a mine of fascinating discovery. And, as Cage fans will expect, the book also contains a wealth of handy information of collecting mushrooms, fishing through ice, as well as many anecdotes and Zen-type stories which illustrate Cage’s exuberant artistic pre-occupations. For everywhere in this mighty explosion of ideas can be heard the still, small voice of the poet, telling with fervour his amazement at creation, when ‘everything was given away’.