Tag Archives: John Cage

February 04

Chair – Simon James Phillips sits in a room. (Music Review)

Chair by Simon James Phillips is available through Room 40 When Simon James Phillips fills the cathedral ceilings with his sonorous repetitions, the act of creation forces the sound to live, as a changing formulating thing, obeying certain laws of mathematics and phenomenology, and at the same time building on itself, a musical repetition being […]

January 22

2 or 3 Things I know about her – Jean Luc Godard whispers meaningfully. (Film Review)

The above scene is easily one of the greatest in the history of cinema. It is Godard’s beautiful lament as his character stares into the cup of coffee that looks like the active universe that gives this scene its power.  Godard whispers: “But since social relations are always ambiguous, since thought divides as much as […]

January 22

Antoine Beuger – s’approcher s’éloigner s’absenter – The acceptance and awareness of silence. (music review)

The Wandelweiser collective is a group of composers who produce scores of minimalist writing that is often based on signs or texts within the context of a leading silence. Wandelweiser  was founded in 1992 by Dutch-born flautist Antoine Beuger and German violinist Burkhard Schlothauer. Since its beginnings others have since joined, but s’approacher s’eloigner s’absenter […]

Michael Pisaro: stages of musical development – in touch with the divine listening experience.

Michael Pisaro – Harmony Series No.1 from johnny chang on Vimeo. The above is a beautiful performance of Harmony series #1 as composed by Michael Pisaro. Michael Pisaro (born 1961 in Buffalo, New York) is a guitarist and composer. A member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble, he has composed over 80 works for a great […]