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composer , author and artist

John CAGE, American composer, author and artist. Award (Brandeis) 1983; other awards; commissioned. Cunningham Dance Foundation; of Board, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts; National Institute of Arts and Letters since 1969, American Academy, of Arts and Letters since 1988; New York Mvcological Society).

Background

Cage, John was born on September 5, 1912 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of John Milton and Lucretia (Harvey) Cage.

Education

Student, Pomona College, 1930. Studied with Richard Buhlig. Studied with Adolph Weiss.

Studied with Henry Cowell. Studied with Arnold Schoenberg. Degree (honorary), California Institute Arts, 1986.

Career

Signals, Changes and Disappearances, On the Surface 1977-1981.Faculty, Cornish School, Seattle, 1936-1938; Faculty, School Design, Chicago, 1941-1942; teacher composition, New School for Social Research, New York City, 1955-1960; musical director, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company. New York City, 1944-1966; fellow, Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1960-1961; composer-in residence, U. Cincinnati, 1967; research professor and associate, Center Advanced Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1967-1969. Charles Eliot Norton professor poetry Harvard University, 1988-1989.

Member board, pastpres. Cunningham Dance Foundation. Member Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts.

Works

  • painting

    • R3

    • Haiku

    • New River Watercolor, Series IV, #4

    • Score Without Parts (40 Drawings by Thoreau)/Twelve Haiku

    • From 17 Drawings by Thoreau

    • Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel (Detail)

    • Dramatic Fire

    • Dereau No. 11

    • New River Watercolor, Series IV, No. 6

    • River Rocks and Smoke, #1, 4/11/90

    • Mushroom Book Plate X

    • Variations III #29

    • Déka 27

    • Déka 28

    • 11 Stones

    • 10 Stones

    • R/5

    • Cheap Imitation

    • Fontana Mix (Orange/Tan)

    • Global Village 37-48 Diptych

    • (7R)/15 (Where R=Ryoanji)

    • 75 Stones

    • Fontana Mix (Light Grey)

    • Strings

    • New River Watercolor, Series I, #5

    • Not Wanting To Say Anything About Marcel, II

    • Mozart Mix

    • Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel

    • HV2, No 17b

    • Global Village 1-36

    • New River Watercolor, Series I, No. 3

    • Where There Is Where There - Urban Landscape, No. 27

    • Extended Lullaby

    • Not Wanting To Say Anything About Marcel, I

    • Fontana Mix (Dark Grey)

Membership

Cunningham Dance Foundation. Of Board, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts. National Institute of Arts and Letters since 1969, American Academy, of Arts and Letters since 1988.

New York Mvcological Society).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Amateur mycology (founding member New York Mvcological Society).

Connections

Married Xenia Andreyevna Kashevaroff in 1935 (divorced in 1945).

father:
John Milton Cage

mother:
Lucretia Harvey

spouse:
Xenia Andreyevna Kashevaroff