Williams Mix (5:44)

Cover of Early Gurus Of Electronics

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  • IAmDillin

    for anyone curious about where this liver performance was recorded - it was recorded for the 1959 live concert "The 25-Year Retrospective Concert of the Music of John Cage"

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Seederman

    Electronics and frogs, and deserving f the 'bravos' at the end...

    8 Sep 2011 Reply

    Cage completed Williams Mix in 1953 while working with the Music for Magnetic Tape Project.The group had no permanent facility, and had to rely on borrowed time in commercial sound studios, including the studio of Louis and Bebe Barron. The Music for Magnetic Tape Project was formed by members of the New York School (John Cage, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, David Tudor, and Morton Feldman), and lasted three years until 1954. Cage wrote of this collaboration: "In this social darkness, therefore, the work of Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff continues to present a brilliant light, for the reason that at the several points of notation, performance, and audition, action is provocative. Magnetic tape was a German secret until after WWII. The Williams Mix was composed 8 years after the war.

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • caroleona

    Imagination, floating in outer space, sputniks flying around me in slow motion, while the Skylab fans my hair and decodes messages from the ground...

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • pornodisaster

    mushroom collector

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • out-of-stepXXX

    piano IS a drum (2 speugnet) - that isnt jonnys fault...

    7 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Tim-Wells

    I like this one.

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • silverlage

    Piebald Composers

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • squiggins

    I always assumed that the applause was a recording.

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • zeitschichten

    I didn't realize until the applause started that this was a recording of a live performance! Does anyone know when this was recorded? Was it the premiere?

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
  • mnanil

    this is awesome...!! love the noise

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • edshu

    uuh ja

    2 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Ian4681

    no shit

    16 Feb 2009 Reply
  • squiggins

    Seems to be a problem with articulation in this shoutbox.

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
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