THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, January 24, 19-1 1
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, January 24, 1971
From then 'til now --
Cage in sequence
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phasis is more to the moment
than in serial music, but each
moment is a serially "musical"
moment. Of particular interest
is the constant chromaticism, in
some ways suggestive of a con-
tinuous jazz form, in the sec-
ond piece of the set.
Not enough can be said of
Cage's prepared piano works.
They are beautiful in sound and
organization and are- always as
pleasant as at f i r s t listening.
Some of these sounds are un-
usually subtle in contrast.
"Bacchanale" (1938), Cage's
first prepared piano work, ori-
ginally commissioned as a dance
work, is as boisterous as the
title might suggest. This is not
as aurally refined as some of
the later prepared piano works,
but it is extremely enjoyable.
It is impossible to describe
verbally the effect of this mu-
sic. The album is the only really
"The Perilous Night" (Winter
1943-44) is of particular inter-
est for the variety and subtlety
of the prepared sounds. Cage,
in this piece, had constructed a
virtual orchestra from this one
instrument. Some of the sound
repetitions, particularly when
timbral quality is emphasized,
are wonderful. .
"Tossed as It is Untroubled"'
(1943), "A Valentine Out of
Season" (1944), and "Root of an
Unfocus" (1944) belong togeher
in description: each piece de-
velops some characteristic of
the prepared instrument. "Root
of an Unfocus" deserves separ-
ate mention for its strident re-
petitive sounds. It seems dif-
ficult to believe this piece has
been produced with no reference
to some manipulative technique
(tape manipulation or electronic
sound generation). Here Cage
deserves as much credit for the
invention of the sound as for
More pleasant listening than
any other pieces of this collec-
tion are "Two Pieces" (1946)
for piano. Cage has stated that
he believes his music should fol-
low the Zen tenet of preparing
an atmosphere for the reception
of divine influences., In t h i s
case, Cage has seemingly pro-
vided both the atmosphere and
the influence. The sounds of
these pieces are placed at a fai.
distance from one another. The
context, however, is still strict-
"Suite for Toy Piano" (1948)
is a piece which seems extremely
conscious of the music-box
sound characteristic of this in-
strument. This influence m a y
also be seen in a piano work
written the same year,
"Dream". Here Cage explores
similar relationships as those
available to the toy piano, only,
of course, on an instrument with
a greater range and a dif-
ferent timbral characteristic.
In short ,this two record set
contains some of the more in-
teresting contemporary music
available written by a composer
who is already considered one
of the greater influences in this
twentieth century art.
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