John Cage

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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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John Cage composition hidden for 38 years makes its debut in Los Angeles
Dropped into his pupil’s notes when his back was turned, the 10-minute piece lay undisturbed for years until it was discovered in December

Jordan Riefe in Los Angeles

11, Apr, 2016 @7:10 PM

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Noodle-throwing, street-sweeping, shamanic healing: it's all happening in the name of art
Anything is fair game for the artists who create ‘happenings’ – from explicit movies to plays without actors to virtuoso displays of street cleaning. And if it sometimes falls flat … well, at least they tried

Hettie Judah

05, Apr, 2016 @3:54 PM

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'People thought we were on drugs – and we were!' … Tony Conrad, the great avant-garde adventurer
He inspired the Velvet Underground, thought Andy Warhol was a copycat, and met his wife while playing the mummy in erotic underground movie Normal Love. Tony Conrad talks sex, drugs and celluloid fry-ups in a power plant in Berlin

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Mar, 2016 @7:00 AM

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John Cage interview: 'I gave up the notion of communication as impractical in my case'
16 November 1989: In a classic interview from our archive Gerald Larner finds composer John Cage, famous for the rebellious poise of his atonal music, writing harmonies

Gerald Larner

08, Dec, 2015 @12:00 PM

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