Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music

John Cage and David Tudor SFW40804

The idea behind Indeterminacy was, like many Cagean ideas, essentially simple and audaciously original. Cage read 90 stories, his speed determined by the story's length. In another room, beyond earshot of Cage, David Tudor, pianist and veteran Cage collaborator, performed miscellaneous selections from Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra and played pre-recorded tape from Cage's Fontana Mix. The resulting collaboration is an astounding piece of "music," and a fine introduction to the innovations of John Cage. "A wonderfully curious way to hear stories." —Stereophile

Year Released 1992
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1992 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Classical; Contemporary & Electronic
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Piano
Subject(s) Contemporary music

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101 Indeterminacy 1 John Cage and David Tudor 23:06
102 Indeterminacy 2 John Cage and David Tudor 23:02
201 Indeterminacy 3 John Cage and David Tudor 22:14
202 Indeterminacy 4 John Cage and David Tudor 22:02
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