For the Birds by John Cage
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Salem, Marion Boyars (1981). First Edition. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket: Very Near Fine, with slight shelfwear on top of the spine.
A creative dialogue between music pioneer John Cage and musicologist Daniel Charles. His considerable intelligence and wit cover an astonishing range of subjects; his own explanations and ideas on his compositions and the place of music and sounds in our times. Also mushrooms, chess, James Joyce, Mao, Thoreau, Satie, electronic music, Duchamp, the prepared piano, Zen, the environment, technology politics, economics - all discussed here with an originality and a liveliness which belong to Cage alone. 239 pp.