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Twenty-five Years of Wien Modern

Twenty-five Years of Wien Modern

Austria’s largest contemporary music festival is entering its 25th season, a landmark that should certainly be celebrated. The nearly month-long festival features concerts, kids’ shows, talks, workshops, exhibits, film and dance. Visitors will not only carouse with some of the newest sounds out there, but also take in some well-deserved glances at Vienna’s avant-garde legacy: […]

Saying Something About John Cage

The composer John Cage was one of most innovative spirits of the 20th century. A father of the avant-garde, his compositions, with their fragmented melodies and stretches of silence, are mysterious, whimsical, and odd. They are up-beat, off the wall, and way out. But audiences continue to be delighted and his music is still influencing […]

The Vision of John Cage

John Cage was always a hard person to categorize: A pioneer of  indeterminacy, he exploited gradients of chance in the composition, performance, and interpretation of music and art. As one of the leading figures of the 20th century avant-garde, Cage was an influential composer, music theorist, writer and artist. Now, on the centennial of his […]

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