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Cage 99, St George's Bristol

Cage 99, St George's Bristol

Three days of John Cage bring riotous surprises and inconceivable repetitiveness

John Cage, patron saint of silence and noise

John Cage, the focus of an adventurous three-day mini-festival in Bristol, is possibly one of the most influential figures in 20th-century culture. As much a practical philosopher as a composer of note, he made artists, writers and musicians think about the nature of chance, our place in nature and the role of the subject in the creative process.

John Cage, the focus of an adventurous three-day mini-festival in Bristol, is possibly one of the most influential figures in 20th-century culture. As much a practical philosopher as a composer of note, he made artists, writers and musicians think about the nature of chance, our place in nature and the role of the subject in the creative process.

A team of pianists played the piece 420 times. For more than 10 hours the audience tiptoed in and out of the concert hall

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What exactly do 'avant-garde pianists' do? That's very lazy terminology methinks.

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