Composer John Cage (1912-1992) is one of the classical world’s best known experimental composers and theorists. Electronic Music For Piano is one of Cage’s least known pieces because the score is among his most enigmatic and consequently, there are few commercial recordings of it. Written in Stockholm in 1964 on hotel letterhead, the notes ask the performer to select parts from his Music For Piano 4-84 and use electronic equipment. Enter Tania Chen, the U.K.-based pianist who has become a revered and leading interpreter of Cage’s work. Chen joined forces with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), David Toop (former member of the Flying Lizards, and Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly, who has also worked with Negativland).
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- 1. Electronic Music For Piano