Tag: John Cage

Robert Ashley’s Perfect Life Ends

ROBERT ASHLEY PASSES AT 83 Well, it may not have been so perfect, but Perfect Lives, Private Parts was the name of Robert Ashley’s multi-part meditation on life.  It was loosely called an opera, in the way that his contemporary, Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach was an opera, but less so.  Robert Ashley was…

Cage: Beyond Silence

Pianist Margaret Leng Tan and Producer Dustin Hurt on the Legacy of John Cage. Hear the Echoes Podcast about John Cage. There are icons of modern music and then there are gods.  John Cage was a god.  Few composers have turned music on its head the way Cage did with compositions like “4’33”, his silent…

Hilary Hahn & Hauschka : Classical & Crazy

We recently had classical violinist Hilary Hahn and German pianist Hauschka on Echoes talking about their collaboration, Silfra.  It’s a work of ethereal atmospheres, frozen fragments and deep spaces redolent of the location where they recorded it, Iceland.  They played live on the show and this past week we ran an interview with the two…

Sshhhhhhh. John Cage at 100.

John Cage would’ve been 100 today.  He died in 1992, but his influence continues to echo through music.  Many of the musicians on Echoes still cite Cage as an inspiration.  As recently as yesterday on Echoes, Franco Falsini of Sensations Fix recalled hearing Cage in the early 1970s. John Cage had this concept, “I wanted to…

Thoughts in Sound: Cage, Eno, Jarrett, Riley

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080820.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThoughts in Sound from musicians at the bleeding edges of music including John Cage, Brian Eno, Terry Riley and Keith Jarrett. You can also hear an Audio Version of this blog, with music. Every musician plays notes, but some of them think about the nature of…

A Meeting of Icons: Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerrard

It’s difficult when you fall out of love with an artist. We all have musicians whose work has been central to our lives, who we’ve followed from the beginning of their careers and absorbed everything they’ve released as if it were a gift from heaven. Klaus Schulze and Lisa Gerrard are like that for me.…