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20th Century

John Cage

The Sonic Philosopher

Experimental and unconventional. Known for his concept of indeterminacy and his groundbreaking composition "4'33"."

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.

20th Century


John Cage was an American composer, philosopher, and music theorist. He challenged traditional notions of music and expanded the definition of what can be considered as musical. Cage's innovative works continue to push the boundaries of sonic exploration.

Famous pieces:

4'33,"Sonatas and Interludes," "In a Landscape"


August 12, 1992



September 5, 1912

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