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Celebrate John Cage with The New York Public Library


John Cage, one of America’s most inventive composers and himself the son of an inventor, was born 100 years ago this month. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center celebrates this anniversary by publishing a new edition of its Point iBook series this September. The book, which will be available in ePub format later this fall, explores Cage’s compositional technique of altering a piano’s sound by inserting nuts, bolts and other objects into its strings. On September 27th, the library continues its celebration of Cage’s life with a performance by musicians featured in John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive, an NYPL website that presents items from its collection of Cage manuscripts as well as user-contributed videos of musicians interpreting Cage’s music.

Download NYPL Point: John Cage

Visit the John Cage Unbound website

Learn about the September 27 event

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