[sonatas and interludes]

American composer John Cage had a seminal influence on the American avant-garde and on music throughout the world.
His interests in Zen Buddhism, the I Ching and in Hinduism were reflected in his innovative and experimental music in which he extended the musical vocabulary to include elements of noise and chance.
Sonatas and Interludes, written between 1946 and 1948, is a set of pieces for prepared piano, an instrument into which objects have been inserted – screws, bolts, plastic and rubber, to give various percussive effects.
This work reflects Cage’s approach to the use of unusual sounds and his interest in Hinduism, with its distinction between ‘white’ and ‘black’ emotions, set around central tranquillity.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s