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Silence: Lectures and Writings

One of four books selected by Hélène Binet, which present themes and inspiration behind her recently opened exhibition - Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet.

John Cage, a leading figure of the American musical avant-garde, lecturer and writer extraordinaire, dedicated himself to the search for new horizons in musical composition. Silence is a collection of the essays and lectures that have made John Cage's name synonymous with all that is unpredictable and exciting in contemporary music.

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Dimensions 21.5 x 1.8 x 18.2cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 288
SKU 12091886

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Outrageous they may be, but to anyone who is receptive to new ideas, to fresh and original ways of looking at and listening to things, they are a mine of fascinating discovery. And, as Cage fans will expect, the book also contains a wealth of handy information on collecting mushrooms, fishing through ice, and so on, as well as many anecdotes and Zen-type stories which illustrate Cage's exuberant artistic pre-occupations.

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