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John Cage

Composer (5-Sep-1912 — 12-Aug-1992)


David W. Bernstein; Christopher Hatch (editors). Writings Through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art. University of Chicago Press. 2001. 310pp.

Carolyn Brown. Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham. Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 645pp.

Kathan Brown. John Cage: Visual Art: To Sober and Quiet the Mind. Crown Point Press. 2001. 143pp.

Daniel Charles. For the Birds: John Cage in Conversation with Daniel Charles. Marion Boyars Publishers. 1995. 240pp.

Peter Dickinson (editor). CageTalk: Dialogues With and About John Cage. University of Rochester Press. 2006. 265pp.

William Fetterman. John Cage's Theatre Pieces: Notations and Performances. Routledge. 1996. 282pp.

Richard Kostelanetz. Conversing with Cage. Routledge. 2003. 332pp.

Richard Kostelanetz (editor). Writings about John Cage. University of Michigan Press. 1996. 376pp.

Jean-Jacques Nattiez (editor). Translated by Robert Samuels. The Boulez-Cage Correspondence. Cambridge University Press. 1995. 188pp.

David Nicholls (editor). The Cambridge Companion to John Cage. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 287pp.

David W. Patterson (editor). John Cage: Music, Philosophy, and Intention, 1933-1950. Routledge. 2002. 279pp.

Marjorie Perloff; Charles Junkerman (editors). John Cage: Composed in America. University of Chicago Press. 1994. 285pp. Essays.

James Pritchett. The Music of John Cage. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 240pp.

David Revill. The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life. Bloomsbury. 1992. 256pp.

Christopher Shultis. Silencing the Sounded Self: John Cage and the American Experimental Tradition. Northeastern University Press. 1998. 180pp.


  1. Searching for Silence: John Cage's Art of Noise
    by Alex Ross. The New Yorker, 4-Oct-2010.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.166)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.117)

  9. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.107)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.113)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.244)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.165)

  13. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.316)

  14. World Authors 1970-1975 (pp.140-43)

  15. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.83)

  16. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.77)

  17. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.160)

  18. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.141)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.110)

  20. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.57-59)

  21. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.152-54)

  22. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.84)

  23. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.43)

  24. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.79)

  25. Legends in Their Own Time (p.39)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.79)

  27. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.57)

  28. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.99)

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