Monday, November 9, 2009

Cage in Life Magazine, 1943

Article in Life magazine on Cage's percussion concert given at MOMA in 1943. Text refers to "experimental composers". Lots of great photos of the performers, including Xenia Cage. These photos alongside the very quaint ads for vacuums and ham reminds us, says Alex Ross, that "Cage was in some ways the original ultra-bohemian artist, in advance of the Beats and the hippies. He, too, had his lineage—in Satie, Duchamp, the Futurists, Dada, Schoenberg, and Henry Cowell—but he really came from nowhere".

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