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Cage-Child of Tree

Model: P66685

Availability: In Stock

$22.95

Being on a tour in Arizona with the Cunningham Dance Company in 1975, one of dancers (Charles Moulton) brought a dried cactus to Cage, placed it near his ear and plucked the spines of it. This inspired Cage to use cacti as musical instrume...
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Being on a tour in Arizona with the Cunningham Dance Company in 1975, one of dancers (Charles Moulton) brought a dried cactus to Cage, placed it near his ear and plucked the spines of it. This inspired Cage to use cacti as musical instruments in pieces like Child of Tree and Branches.

Number of Players: 1
Difficulty: Grade 6
Instrumentation: Plant Materials

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.

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Terrible piece to purchase

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I cannot believe they are selling this piece. It's ok to not have a written score, but I am at a loss as to why they think an illegible "hand-written" set of papers would suffice as a road map to learn the piece. Also, I get that Cage must have written these instructions, and this document might be his original "manuscript", however, one cannot simply understand the writing/instructions. If you do, then more power to you. Lastly, Weiss needs to put a description that there is NO written manuscript for this piece. You will simply receive illegible writing on a piece of paper. Good luck!

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Wil Richmond

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