John Cage "MUSICAGE" (ed. by Joan Retallack)

"So, get lost. To get lost, but not worry about being lost."
- John Cage

Editor: Joan Retallack
Cage Muses on Words. Art. Music』

John Cage in Conversation with Joan Retallack

Wesleyan University Press, Published by University Press of New England, Hanover, 1996, reprinted 2011
xlvii, 360p, 22.8x15.3cm, paperback
Cover front: John Cage, Dramatic Fire #15, 1989


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List of Illustrations
Introduction: Conversations in Retrospect (Joan Retallack)

Art Is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else (John Cage)
Cage's Loft, New York City:
September 6-7, 1990 (John Cage and Joan Retallack)

Cage's Loft, New York City:
October 21-23, 1991 (John Cage and Joan Retallack)

Cage's Loft, New York City:
July 15-17, 1992 (John Cage and Joan Retallack)
July 18, 1992 (John Cage, Joan Retallack, and Michael Bach)
July 30, 1992 (John Cage and Joan Retallack)

A. Selected Cage Computer Programs
B. Mesostic Introduction to The First Meeting of the Satie Society
C. Writing through Ulysses (Muoyce II). Typescript Page from Part 17 based on the "Nighttown" section of Ulysses
D. Excerpts from Manuscript and Score of Two6 (1992)
E. Notated Time Bracket Sheets for Thirteen (1992), Pages 14, 15, 16
F. Writing through Ulysses (Muoyce II), Part 5
G. IC Supply Sheet Marked by Cage with Red, Blue, and Black Pencils
H. Excerpts from Score for Europera 5
I. Europera 5 at MOMA
J. Letter Outlining Plans for Noh-opera
K. Notated Time Bracket Sheets for 58 (1992), Pages 2 and 4
L. Project for Hanau Squatters
M. First Page of One8 (1991)
N. First Page of Ten (1991), Violin I


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「JC: (...) I really think of individuals as having their own uniqueness. So that I'm not sympathetic to people who consider themselves members of a minority group. And I don't really support minority groups. I don't like the notion of the power or the weakness of a group. Hmm? I consider that a form of politics, and I think we've passed that.
JR: What would you substitute for the notion of politics?
JC: The uniqueness of the individual.
JR: In -
JC: In every case.
JR: In a free, anarchic society.
JC: Anarchic society.」


「JR: We're taught very early that we should know where we're going and we should leave a well-marked, indelible, inedible trail. Otherwise we might end up like Hansel and Gretel.
JC: In my opinion, at present, (...) we get along better with our work when we know less about it. When we're more or less ignorant of it. And that happens very quickly. I mean you don't have to study long to become ignorant. (...) In fact, I could by the various means that I'm using, I could approach what you said about Hansel and Gretel - I could approach not knowing, hmm? with pleasure, much more closely than knowing would give me.
JR: And so -
JC: So, get lost. To get lost, but not worry about being lost.」



「The only proper education, and the only education really that counts, is the education you give yourself. It seems to me so. That has been my experience. I didn't feel as though I was learning anything until I left school. It took fifteen years after leaving school to discover that I had something that I wanted to learn.」



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分野: パタフィジック。

趣味: 図書館ごっこ。

好物: 鉱物。スカシカシパン。タコノマクラ。

将来の夢: 石ころ。

尊敬する人物: ジョゼフ・メリック、ジョゼフ・コーネル。

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