Monday, November 13, 2006

we were talking about John Cage not so long ago weren't we (on the unlistenability of HPSCHD) and i was on the edge of venturing the opinion that he was a much better music-thinker than music-maker then thought better of it seeing as I ought to check out the touted prepared piano stuff first, but in the current (joanna newsom/ghost boys) issue of the Wire, in the Epiphanies column at the back of the mag, Philip Brophy goes one better, arguing that not only was Cage's music a tough listen but his theories were a load of pernicious bunk too! Splendid to read something so abrasively dissident...

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