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June 7, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
John Cage during his 1966 concert at the opening of the National Arts Foundation in Washington, D.C.
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September 5, 2012 Cage's most lasting influence may be in his ideas — about the boundaries between noise and music and the artistic freedom that comes from breaking the rules.
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John Cage in The Hague, Netherlands, 1988
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September 5, 2012 We asked musicians from Yoko Ono to Nona Hendryx to Lou Reed what they've taken from the late composer's musical and philosophical ideas.
August 31, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is facing budget battles, and the shame of being silenced while backing a pop group.
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August 17, 2012 The Atlanta Symphony struggles, a one-handed pianist graduates and the music of John Cage continues.
April 2, 2012 The minute its members were ensconced in our office, So Percussion started borrowing items to add to its set, from an amplified cactus and bells to a mug filled with spare change and an empty padded envelope. The ensemble performs original pieces and the works of John Cage at the Tiny Desk.
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February 10, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Violist Nicholas Cords likes his Japanese soba noodles on the quiet side.
November 23, 2011 Brooklyn Rider's intrepid violist finds a perfect musical partner for his favorite Japanese food.
Dmitri Shostakovich topped our informal "who's the most badass composer" poll.
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June 27, 2011 Sex, drugs, guts and politics: An idle query on Twitter ignites a fun debate online and in our offices.
Makoto Nomura's 'Oi Asitawa,' which relies on the performers to co-compose and notate their music.
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June 14, 2011 Inspired by the work of John Cage, here's a 21st-century look at new forms of musical notation, from sculpture to celestial maps.
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