In 1975 the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) invited John Cage to write a composition for the bicentennial birthday of the United States. The result was Lecture on the Weather, a multi-media work for twelve expatriate vocalists and/or players with independent sound systems, magnetic tape, and film. Cage used texts by Henry David Thoreau, recordings of environmental sounds made by American composer Maryanne Amacher and a nature-inspired film by Chilean visual artist Luis Frangella. The composition opens with a spoken Preface and is arguably one of Cage’s most overtly political pieces.
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- John Cage
- Lecture on the Weather
- Renga with Apartment House 1776
- Modernism (Music)
- American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976--Music--History and criticism.
- American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
- Mixed media (Music)--Analysis, appreciation.
- Mixed media (Music)
- Songs with orchestra--Analysis, appreciation.
- Songs with orchestra
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
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- Field of study: Music