John Cage

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Toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan: ‘I played Beethoven in Beethoven’s house – eat that, Schroeder’
The 76-year-old has played everything from toys to teapots to become a famed avant-garde musician. Ahead of Australian shows she speaks about her toy piano collection, OCD and believing in fate

Sian Cain

28, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Victor Schonfield obituary
Other lives: Jazz and avant-garde music enthusiast who set up a charity to promote his favourite kind of music

Pete Brown

03, Jun, 2022 @12:19 PM

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John Cage: Number Pieces review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Clearly a labour of love for Apartment House, who play every note of these late works by Cage with wonderful commitment

Andrew Clements

26, Aug, 2021 @5:00 PM

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How John Cage, the great disrupter, had the last laugh - by writing beautiful music
Late in life, maverick composer Cage decided to stop finding ‘alternatives to harmony’. The results have been rediscovered by a new generation of musicians

Andrew Male

25, Aug, 2021 @1:54 PM

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A mushroom-related brush with mortality: how John Cage fell for fungi
Despite one foraging trip landing him in hospital, the avant garde composer held a lifelong passion for mycology

Sean O’Hagan

19, Aug, 2020 @2:23 PM

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Cunningham review – powerful 3D documentary about a dance pioneer
This highbrow study is fascinating less for its fancy 3D footsteps than for its insight into choreographer Merce Cunningham’s life and work

Cath Clarke

11, Mar, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Now in 3D! Merce Cunningham's mind-blowing dance
A superb documentary immerses you in the choreographer’s creations and shows off his own wild and weightless performances

Lyndsey Winship

09, Mar, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Artists assemble! How collectives took over the art world
They’re principled, they’re powerful and they make the art world jumpy. As the Turner prize is split four ways, we look at how collectives are shaking things up

Oliver Basciano

10, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Mahan Esfahani review – fresh and provocative
Inspired by John Cage, the harpsichordist experimented with indeterminacy, played pulsating duets with prerecorded versions of himself, and consulted a computerised version of the I Ching

Andrew Clements

18, Jan, 2019 @12:32 PM

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What happened when I walked into the world's quietest place | Alex Wragge-Morley
Many have joined in the search for silence, but perhaps there is no such thing, writes Alex Wragge-Morley

Alex Wragge-Morley

24, Dec, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Cage: Concert for Piano; Wolff: Resistance CD review – playful, quick-witted and magnetic

Kate Molleson

26, Oct, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Robert Rauschenberg and the subversive language of junk
With their lightbulbs, chairs and signs from the street, Rauschenberg’s sculptures reshaped art in the 20th century

Olivia Laing

25, Nov, 2016 @12:00 PM

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