21 de noviembre de 2012

Typewriter Piece by John Cage


performed by Wooden Cities in Buffalo, NY, 2012. See also here.

7 comentarios:

  1. Riveting, Georg. The guy with the beard really gives the carriage a thumping. I love the pick-up at the end. I know how the guy on the right feels, but I'd be swearing quite loudly.

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  2. Bravi!!! I can imagine Cage and Morton Feldman (who lived in the same building in lower Manhattan) banging away, with pianist David Tudor on 3rd typewriter. Where can I get a copy of the score?

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  4. Great! I wish I had the stamina or discipline of the girl. I'm more like the fellow on the left. I wonder why no dings.

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  5. Hmmm. I've been poking around the web and can't find a mention of 'Typewriter Piece' beyond this one performance.

    I did find this, though, the score of Cage's Solo for voice 15, from 1970:

    Using a typewriter equipped with contact microphones (four channels preferably, speakers around the audience, highest volume without feedback), typewrite the folowwing statement by Erik Satie thirty-eight times:
    L'artiste n'a pas le droit de disposer inutilement du temps de son auditeur.
    [The artist has no right to waste the audience's time]

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