Cage-Living Room Music (S-n4)-P/VX - Product Information
The first and last movement of John Cage's Living Room Music are to be played on household objects such as magazines, a table, books, the floor or using architectural objects like window frames. Movement 3 is a melody performed by one player on "any suitable instrument". This movement is optional.The text of movement 2 is by Gertrude Stein ("The World is Round").
- Number of Players: 4
- Difficulty: Grade 5
- Player I: Magazines, Newspaper or Cardboard
- Player II: Table or other Wooden Furniture
- Player III: Large Books
- Player IV: Floor, Wall, Door or Wooden Frame of Window, optional Melodic instrument
- This item is a single performance score. No individual parts are published.
John Cage was born on September 5, 1912 in Los Angeles, California and died in New York City on August 12, 1992. He studied liberal arts at Pomona College. Among his composition teachers were Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg. Cage was elected to the American National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and received innumerable awards and honors both in the United States and in Europe.