John Cage

Composer, Artist
One of the giants of Twentieth Century music and the international art scene, John Cage began his ventures into the avant-garde as a student of Arnold Schoenberg but soon found even the master's atonalities and use of a ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1912 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Music (9)

Cymbeline 2015 (Movie)

("Dream") (Song)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

("Music For Marcel Duchamp") (Song)

From Zero 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Cage/Cunningham 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Soltana 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Salvator, die Inseln und Ich 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Modern American Composers I 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Merce Cunningham Dance Company 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music
Actor (8)

The Colors of the Prism, the Mechanics of Time 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Cage/Cunningham 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mr. Hoover and I 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Modern American Composers I 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Poetry in Motion 1981 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

C'est la vie Rose 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

One of the giants of Twentieth Century music and the international art scene, John Cage began his ventures into the avant-garde as a student of Arnold Schoenberg but soon found even the master's atonalities and use of a twelve-tone scale too conventional for his own ideas. His 1943 concert debut found him using electric buzzers and flowerpots as instruments, but perhaps Cage's most (in)famous piece is "4'33''", which consisted of four minutes and 33 seconds of silence . . . in three movements. For Cage the music came from making people pay attention to room tone and any ambient noises.

Relationships

John Cage

Father

Lucretia Cage

Mother

Xenia Kashevaroff

Wife
married on June 7, 1935 divorced in 1945

EDUCATION

studied with Richard Buhlig, Adolph Weiss, Henry Cowell, and Arnold Schoenberg

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