Category Archives: John Cage

John Cage, the Student: Time at Black Mountain College

This is from my talk at the Black Mountain College ReVIEWING conference in November of 2021. That year’s conference focused on John Cage’s ideas and practices. The annual conference draws scholars from around the world to Asheville, North Carolina, near … Continue reading

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The Makerspace as 21st Century Bauhaus: A Black Mountain College in Every University

At the 10th Annual Black Mountain College ReVIEWING conference (September 2018), I moderated a panel with three innovative makerspace leaders — Adam Rogers (NCSU), David Romito (UNC), and Lauren Di Monte (U of Rochester).  We talked about how the modern … Continue reading

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Silence, Chance, Cage, Code

“Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard.”  ~ Stéphane Mallarmé, 1897 John Cage is well known as the composer who formalized the use of silence as a compositional element on par with any other note or sound.  He was … Continue reading

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