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April 20, 2010

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Joseph

wow, Cage was a huge influence on me in university, to the displeasure of some of my professors! haha

Thank you for letting us know about this book!

You must know about his piece for a prepared piano?? I wonder if you've heard of Harry Partch? Not quite the same, but similar.

Barry Briggs

Hey Joseph - Yes, I've listened a lot to Cage's prepared piano pieces - and also have a friend in Seattle who plays prepared piano. And I do know Harry Partch's work - quite wonderful. Cool!

Genju

Aren't those paper towel paintings mind-blowing?! I may just spend the weekend with a roll of industrial grade sheets and see what happens... probably nothing! :-(

I love this book! And am savouring it ever so slowly. I don't know much about Cage but I've taken a couple of brush painting/haiga retreats with Stephen Addiss and treasure his teachings.

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