John Cage

John Cage Values

John Cage is not a household name, though his music influenced Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Stereolab, the Kronos Quartet and reached well into the visual arts. The occasion for my blog post is the traveling exhibition Rural Avant Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience now showing at Cedarhurst until January 4. If you …

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Ray Kass on John Cage

This week’s blog introduces the interview with Ray Kass and Howard Risatti, co-founders of the Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop, a Virginia institution from 1980-2017.  In this excerpt, Ray Kass characterizes the influence of John Cage on the greater art world.