Album: John Cage, Fontana Mix (él)

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This compilation of various John Cage pieces from the mid-20th century demonstrates just how restrictive broadcast experimentation has become: who now would countenance The City Wears A Slouch Hat, a Kenneth Patchen surreal radio play with accompanying musique concrète score by Cage, broadcast in the US in in 1942?

Also featured are the first tape cut-up pieces Williams Mix (1952) and Fontana Mix (1958), aleatory assemblages of sonic fragments; David Tudor's performances of Books III and IV of Music Of Changes (1951), engrossing piano abstracts; and First Construction In Metal (1939), whose industrial gamelan prefigures all future metal-bangings.

DOWNLOAD THIS Music Of Changes; First Construction In Metal; The City Wears A Slouch Hat