Cage, John. (1912–1992)

"Treating Sounds with Respect" - Press Photograph

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. (16716)

Classical Music
Unsigned Photograph