Annotation

Works on this disc are broken up into tracks arbitrarily so that if you put the cd on shuffle mode, it adds an aleatory element to the performance.

Annotation last modified on 2011-07-20 22:41 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Thirty Pieces for String Quartet (excerpt) John Cage 0:46
2 Thirty Pieces for String Quartet (excerpt) John Cage 1:09
3 Dance No. 1 for Two Prepared Pianos John Cage 0:24
4 Dance No. 1 for Two Prepared Pianos John Cage 0:52
5 Dance No. 1 for Two Prepared Pianos John Cage 3:54
6 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 0:52
7 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 1:28
8 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 1:27
9 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 1:05
10 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 1:35
11 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 1:11
12 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 1:03
13 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 1:08
14 First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage Jackson Mac Low & Anne Tardos 0:29
15 Six Melodies Variation for Solo Violin Christian Wolff 1:05
16 Six Melodies Variation for Solo Violin Christian Wolff 1:27
17 Six Melodies Variation for Solo Violin Christian Wolff 0:18
18 Six Melodies Variation for Solo Violin Christian Wolff 0:28
19 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:26
20 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:43
21 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:25
22 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:17
23 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:13
24 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:26
25 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:39
26 A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ken Nordine 0:08
27 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:22
28 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 1:01
29 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 1:04
30 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 1:30
31 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:56
32 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:46
33 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:45
34 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:19
35 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:11
36 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:51
37 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:11
38 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 1:24
39 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 0:20
40 Three Solos for Trumpet from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" John Cage 1:00
41 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:11
42 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:14
43 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:13
44 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:15
45 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:18
46 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:07
47 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:10
48 Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve...) Laurie Anderson 0:15
49 Haiku FM Ryuichi Sakamoto 1:23
50 Haiku FM Ryuichi Sakamoto 1:22
51 Haiku FM Ryuichi Sakamoto 0:43
52 Haiku FM Ryuichi Sakamoto 2:40
53 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:46
54 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:50
55 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:53
56 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 1:05
57 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 1:04
58 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 1:03
59 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:43
60 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:24
61 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:24
62 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:10
63 art is self-alteration is Cage is... Larry Austin 0:45
64 Webwork (excerpt): Music for the Merce Cunningham dance "Shards" David Tudor 4:12
65 Webwork (excerpt): Music for the Merce Cunningham dance "Shards" David Tudor 0:27
66 Webwork (excerpt): Music for the Merce Cunningham dance "Shards" David Tudor 0:50
67 Webwork (excerpt): Music for the Merce Cunningham dance "Shards" David Tudor 0:44
68 Webwork (excerpt): Music for the Merce Cunningham dance "Shards" David Tudor 0:10
69 Webwork (excerpt): Music for the Merce Cunningham dance "Shards" David Tudor 0:27
70 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:26
71 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:16
72 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:17
73 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:29
74 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:17
75 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:21
76 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:41
77 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:35
78 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:44
79 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:40
80 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:46
81 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:33
82 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:25
83 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:40
84 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:55
85 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:39
86 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:59
87 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:42
88 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 1:50
89 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:50
90 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 1:04
91 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:59
92 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:51
93 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 1:31
94 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:31
95 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:56
96 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:19
97 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:27
98 Georgia Stone Yoko Ono 0:57
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) Laurie Anderson 0:43
2 Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) Laurie Anderson 0:36
3 Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) Laurie Anderson 0:19
4 Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) Laurie Anderson 0:10
5 Chance/Choice Oregon 1:04
6 Chance/Choice Oregon 0:40
7 Chance/Choice Oregon 1:02
8 Chance/Choice Oregon 0:50
9 Chance/Choice Oregon 1:16
10 Chance/Choice Oregon 1:30
11 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 1:35
12 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 1:02
13 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 1:17
14 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 1:02
15 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 1:16
16 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 0:38
17 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 0:22
18 75 Letters and Improvisation Takehisa Kosugi 0:34
19 Living Room Music John Cage 0:28
20 Living Room Music John Cage 1:20
21 Living Room Music John Cage 0:55
22 Living Room Music John Cage 0:43
23 Living Room Music John Cage 1:35
24 Living Room Music John Cage 1:02
25 Living Room Music John Cage 1:10
26 Living Room Music John Cage 0:35
27 Ergodos I for John Cage James Tenney 0:46
28 Ergodos I for John Cage James Tenney 0:39
29 Ergodos I for John Cage James Tenney 0:53
30 Ergodos I for John Cage James Tenney 0:52
31 Ergodos I for John Cage James Tenney 1:02
32 Ergodos I for John Cage James Tenney 6:10
33 Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) Laurie Anderson 0:10
34 Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) Laurie Anderson 0:10
35 Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) Laurie Anderson 0:11
36 Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) Laurie Anderson 0:10
37 Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) Laurie Anderson 0:11
38 Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) Laurie Anderson 0:11
39 Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) Laurie Anderson 0:10
40 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:27
41 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:25
42 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:34
43 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:26
44 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:32
45 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:24
46 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:22
47 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:13
48 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:40
49 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:39
50 Factory Preset Robert Ashley 0:16
51 4'33" John Cage 0:37
52 4'33" John Cage 1:06
53 4'33" John Cage 2:22
54 4'33" John Cage 1:03
55 4'33" John Cage 0:51
56 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:15
57 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:11
58 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:13
59 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:12
60 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:10
61 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:12
62 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:14
63 In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting John Cale 0:17
64 Aria John Cage 0:46
65 Aria John Cage 0:55
66 Aria John Cage 0:44
67 Aria John Cage 0:36
68 Aria John Cage 1:19
69 Aria John Cage 1:09
70 Aria John Cage 0:50
71 Aria John Cage 1:14
72 Aria John Cage 1:08
73 Aria John Cage 0:47
74 Aria John Cage 0:47
75 Aria John Cage 0:58
76 Aria John Cage 0:48
77 Aria John Cage 0:17
78 Aria John Cage 0:18
79 Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company...) Laurie Anderson 0:17
80 Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company...) Laurie Anderson 0:16
81 Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company...) Laurie Anderson 0:12
82 New York City (recorded outside John Cage's apartment) [no artist] 0:20
83 New York City (recorded outside John Cage's apartment) [no artist] 0:15
84 New York City (recorded outside John Cage's apartment) [no artist] 0:10
85 New York City (recorded outside John Cage's apartment) [no artist] 0:29

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Roger Zahab (tracks 15–18)
trumpet:
Earle Brown (American composer, engineer) (tracks 27–40)
strings:
Kronos Quartet (tracks 1–2)
prepared piano:
Patrick Moraz (tracks 3–5)
Charles Turner (tracks 3–5)
double bass:
Robert Black (bassist) (tracks 53–63)
composer:
Jackson Mac Low (tracks 6–14)
Anne Tardos (tracks 6–14)
John Cage (American composer) (1944 – 1945) (tracks 3–5)
John Cage (American composer) (1957 – 1958) (tracks 27–40)
John Cage (American composer) (1983) (tracks 1–2)
Christian Wolff (American composer of experimental classical music) (1993) (tracks 15–18)
dedicated to:
Elaine de Kooning (tracks 27–40)
Kronos Quartet (tracks 1–2)
performer:
Yoko Ono (Japanese-American musician and artist) (tracks 70–98)
vocals:
Jackson Mac Low (tracks 6–14)
Anne Tardos (tracks 6–14)
Laurie Anderson (experimental/art rock musician) (tracks 41–48)
premiered at:
[concert] (1958-05-15) (tracks 27–40)
publisher:
Peters Edition Ltd. (tracks 27–40)
part of:
Three Dances (tracks 3–5)
partial recording of:
Concert for Piano and Orchestra (also for piano solo and other combinations) (tracks 27–40)
Six Melodies Variation (tracks 15–18)
Three Dances: Dance No. 1 (tracks 3–5)

CD 2

keyboard:
Robert Ashley (American composer) (tracks 40–50)
piano:
Frank Zappa (US musician, composer, activist & filmmaker) (tracks 51–55)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (1940) (tracks 19–26)
John Cage (American composer) (1952) (tracks 51–55)
John Cage (American composer) (1958) (tracks 64–78)
James Tenney (American composer) (1963) (tracks 27–32)
dedicated to:
John Cage (American composer) (tracks 27–32)
performer:
Laurie Anderson (experimental/art rock musician) (tracks 1–4, 79–81)
Takehisa Kosugi (Japanese composer, violinist & experimental musician) (tracks 11–18)
David Van Tieghem (tracks 19–26)
programming:
James Tenney (American composer) (tracks 27–32)
vocals:
Laurie Anderson (experimental/art rock musician) (tracks 33–39)
Meredith Monk (tracks 64–78)
partial recording of:
4′33″ (tracks 51–55)
Aria (tracks 64–78)
Ergodos I (tracks 27–32)
Living Room Music (tracks 19–26)
parts:
4′33″: I. (tracks 51–55)
4′33″: II. (tracks 51–55)
4′33″: III. (tracks 51–55)