Press photograph of the influential composer pouring a bucket of water over a box of large shells to create a musical effect. Crop marks to the margin; overall in very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.5 cm).
Cage's preparations are evidently for his 1977 work Inlets, for three players of water-filled conch shells and one conch-player using circular breathing and the sound of fire. The work was originally used for Merce Cunningham's choreographed work Inlets, and again in 1983 for Inlets 2.
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