A Different Nature on 09/24/12
John Cage (1912-1992) was perhaps, the greatest music radical of the 20th century. He composed using chance procedures. His music honored silence along with sound. He made no distinction between traditional musical sounds and what some call noise. He embraced, rather than escaped from, messy urban life as well as anarchic nature. He was controversial, to say the least, but his influence has been, and continues to be, extraordinary. No one in the last century did more to change the way much of the world now thinks about, makes and consumes art. To celebrate Cage's centenary, A Different Nature has been presenting Cage-related programming throughout the month of September. And in tonight's four-hour finale, we make our selections through chance operations and mix sources live in the studio. Join the Collective for this fittingly Cagean conclusion to our centenary celebration.