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About John Cage
John Cage was an iconic American avant-garde composer widely regarded as one of America's greatest composers of the 20th century. His most notable composition is 4′33″ (Four Minutes and Thirty-three Seconds), which was composed in 1952. His other famous works include Fontana Mix, Cheap Imitationand Imaginary Landscape No. 4. Away from his compositions, he is also remembered for his significant contribution to the development of modern dance.
He was born to Lucretia Harvey and inventor John Milton Cage, Sr. He was married to Xenia Andreyevna Kashevaroff from 1935 to 1945. After his marriage to Xenia ended, he began a long term relationship with dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, whom he often collaborated with.
His most famous musical piece 4'33'' consists of four minutes thirty-three seconds of nothing but silence. He used the piece to teach the world that there is no such thing as absolute silence and that even in the midst of silence one can still find joy by paying attention to the environmental sounds around.
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Famous quotes by John Cage
I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.John Cage
The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.John Cage
There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.John Cage
We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life.John Cage
John Cage's Popularity
John Cage was a famous American composer, who was born on September 5, 1912. As a person born on this date, John Cage is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (September 5) and the 11th most popular for the year (1912).
People born on September 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. John Cage is the 791st most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to John Cage's birthday, John Cage is the 5429th most famous American and ranks 9th in famous people born in Los Angeles, U.S.
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