101 Questions and Answers re John Cage | with George Koehler 
[extrait limité à 00:10:06] 101 Questions re John Cage | version two simultaneously with Study for piano, trumpet, double bass and percussion · George Koehler: voice and trumpet · Ralph Lichtensteiger: piano, double bass and percussion | link to mp3
[extrait limité à 00:08:33] The Answers | simultaneously with Piano Piece (2001), based on a theme from Danses Gothiques (1929) by Erik Satie · George Koehler: voice · Ralph Lichtensteiger: piano | link to mp3
101 Questions and Answers re John Cage | with George Koehler · disc one
1 101 Questions re John Cage | version one for speaker, flute, gong, claves, turntable sounds, 1st MD-player: prozessed echinocactus grusonii sounds, 2nd MD-player: environmental recordings [23:12]
2 101 Questions re John Cage | version two for computer processed voice and piano [28:55]
3 101 Questions re John Cage | version two simultaneously with Study for piano, trumbet, double bass and percussion (2001) [18:28]
101 Questions and Answers re John Cage | with George Koehler · disc two
1 The Answers | simultaneously with Piano Piece (2001), based on a theme from Danses Gothiques (1929) by Erik Satie [59:23]
2 There's a Street in Stony Point (Silence, Lectures & Writings, p. 264 © 1968 by John Cage) [06:00]
Questions text | Answers text [.txt format]
This Project was started in March 2001 and was finnished at the end of November 2001. Together with George Koehler I developed 101 Questions regarding John Cage and his very influential [oevre]. Upon our travels along the alleys and byways of the [Cage Road], it has sometimes occured to us, that it is not all gold which glitters there, and that some interesting points worth querying have still been left open by our contemporaries. To bring flexibility into this (sometimes too academic scene) we develloped the 101 questions.
The questions weave between serious, absurd, scientific, pseudo-scientific, poetic, funny, ridiculous, precise, open and literary. (...)
The liveliness and quality of transformation of John Cage's work is the result, not least, of a consequent practice of asking questions.
Cage practiced the asking of questions using methodical tools, such as the Chinese oracle book I Ging, or a particular software, directly developed for a specific project. For Cage, this practice of asking was always a tool in order to avoid the decisions and judgements that we (otherwise) reach through (our own) taste, preferences and dislikes.
Collaborations with George Henry Koehler · Collaborations · open the collaborations page
© 2001/2012 by Ralph Lichtensteiger and George Koehler · musique trouvé · All Rights Reserved. : list of compositions [incomplete, I'm working on it] My music on archive.org
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