Saturday, September 5, 2009
JOHN CAGE b SEPTEMBER 5 1912
JOHN CAGE WITH DAVID TUDOR
"After I had been studying with him for two years, Schoenberg said, "In order to write music, you must have a feeling for harmony." I explained to him that I had no feeling for harmony. He then said that I would always encounter an obstacle, that it would be as though I came to a wall through which I could not pass. I said, "In that case I will devote my life to beating my head against that wall."
if we are mapping out various strains of modernism & its discontents, we'd have to start at least one line w/cage.