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Old 06-17-2021, 03:36 PM   #31281 (permalink)
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I think in Silence he talks about Branca's music not having a purpose in his eyes beyond an expression of power, which he considered to be a dangerous goalpoint or something along those lines. Iirc that was also his first impression that he walked back a bit.
Not in Silence (from 1961). Branca was 12.
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Old 06-17-2021, 04:17 PM   #31282 (permalink)
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If you're talking about the Navy Pier interview, yeah, it's a pretty good encapsulation of his thoughts.
I was there at that Branca performance sitting at the same table as Cage, he was clearly shaken -
and even tho Cage, later, came to terms with his dislike of the event by opening up some, it was clearly
a performance that reflected the antithesis of Cage's own, by that time, 30 year history of philosophical
turning towards a lessening of the ego. Also, too: I'm convinced that even tho two nights later, on the same stage,
Jeffrey Lohn's Theoretical Music was planned beforehand, it was pretty clear that Lohn decided to ham it up
excessively after hearing about all of the attention that the Cage/Branca situation birthed
(on radio and in the press and just the general talk by Festival goers that week).

Fascinating, you witnessed a piece of musical history.


FWIW I love Branca's debut album.

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Old 06-17-2021, 04:29 PM   #31283 (permalink)
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Funny that this topic has come up,
because I'm listening to something
released just a few months ago that are
nice, legit, realizations (12 of them) of this:

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Old 06-17-2021, 05:37 PM   #31284 (permalink)
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If you're talking about the Navy Pier interview, yeah, it's a pretty good encapsulation of his thoughts.
I was there at that Branca performance sitting at the same table as Cage, he was clearly shaken -
and even tho Cage, later, came to terms with his dislike of the event by opening up some, it was clearly
a performance that reflected the antithesis of Cage's own, by that time, 30 year history of philosophical
turning towards a lessening of the ego. Also, too: I'm convinced that even tho two nights later, on the same stage,
Jeffrey Lohn's Theoretical Music was planned beforehand, it was pretty clear that Lohn decided to ham it up
excessively after hearing about all of the attention that the Cage/Branca situation birthed
(on radio and in the press and just the general talk by Festival goers that week).
this is classic rotasi

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the degree to which Cage felt music is reflected in the way he talks gravely about the political implications of a sound

usually when someone dislikes a piece they simply write it off as uninteresting
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