Saturday, November 29, 2014

John Cage | Other People Think

John Cage
Other People Think
Red Hook, USA: John Cage Trust, 2012
13 pp., 18 x 18 cm., softcover
Edition of 1000 copies.

Organized by Alfredo Jaar to be published on the centennial of Cage's birth, this slim volume presents one of the earliest examples of the composer's writings. The text, an essay about the power relationships between North and South America, was presented in 1927 at the Hollywood Bowl amphitheatre. Cage, representing Los Angeles High School, won first prize at the South California Oratorical Contest. He was fifteen years old.

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