History of Classical Music

John Cage

20th Century
John Cage Cage's dad was an inventor and his mom was a women's club editor in Los Angeles. Cage invented the prepared piano. He traveled to Europe, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and San Francisco.

John Cage is a 20th century composer. He was born on September 5, 1912 in Los Angeles and died on August 12, 1992 in New York.

Everyone and everything influenced Cage. Cage learned his music from the Pomona college and lots of other colleges.

John cage wrote Imaginary Landscape No.4 for 12 radios in 1951 and wrote several books. Cage was most famous for his music for the prepared piano. He wrote many piano miniatures and 4'33" is his most famous piece. [4'33" consists of three movements for solo instrument, all tacet (ie. the instrument is quiet for 4 minutes and 33 seconds, adding no sound to the environment in which it is performed).]

By Zane C. and Mike G. (Grade 5)

Music by Cage


World Encyclopedia, vol. 3

John Cage (http://newalbion.com/artists/cagej/)

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