John Cage Shock Vol.3

John Cage Shock Vol.3
JOHN CAGE, DAVID TUDOR, TOSHI ICHIYANAGI
19.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSD6975

Product Description

The Third CD of the series features Cage's "0'00"" (1962), also referred to as "4'33" No.2", performed by the composer, with daily activities such as writing and drinking coffee amplified by contact microphones into sonic abstraction, following the score's directions: "with maximum amplification (no feedback), perform a disciplined action". Next is "Composition II for 2 Pianos" (1960/61) by Michael von Biel, lovely and sparse, performed by Tudor and Ichiyanagi. The disc closes with Ichiyanagi's "Piano Music #7" (1961), performed also by Tudor and Ichiyanagi, beds of silence disrupted by pianistic stabs, music box madness, traffic recordings, percussive thumps, tape manipulations and more.
All tracks are previously unissued. Tribute to the John Cage centenary and the 50th anniversary for his first Japan tour. Many rare photos, Japanese and English liner notes including commentary by Toshi Ichiyanagi. Cardboard/gatefold paper sleeve + obi + liner.

1. John Cage - 0'00" (18:09)
Performer: John Cage
2. Michael von Biel - Composition II for 2 Pianos (6:12)
Performer: Toshi Ichiyanagi (pf) + David Tudor (pf)
3. Toshi Ichiyanagi - Music for Piano #7 (14:59)
Performer: Toshi Ichiyanagi (pf) + David Tudor (pf)