top bar
top bartop bartop bartop bartop bartop bartop bar


Laurie Anderson
The Beatles
Wallace Berman
David Bowie
John Cage
Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)
Lucinda Childs
Bruce Conner
Devo
Ray Johnson
Joan Jonas
Bruce Nauman
Yoko Ono
Nam June Paik
Otto Piene
Steve Reich
The Residents
Jack Smith
Michael Snow
Robert Whitman
Robert Wilson


cage

John Cage


loading image

A pioneer of chance music, electronic music, and the nonstandard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the postwar avant-garde and is considered by many to be the most influential American composer of the twentieth century. Cage wrote his rarely performed scores for carillon bells, characterized by percussive, cacophonous reverberations, between 1952 and the late 1960s. Formulaic repetition is also the basis for his number pieces.

View Schedule


loading image

John Cage (American, 1912 –1992). Untitled (640 numbers between 1 & 16). 1969. Ballpoint pen, pencil, and colored pencil on printed paper, 11 x 8 1/2" (27.9 x 21.6 cm). The Judith Rothschild Contemporary Drawings Collections Gift (Purchase, and gift, in part, of The Eileen and Michael Cohen Collection). © 2008 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: David Allison

John Cage (American, 1912 –1992). Untitled (640 numbers between 1 & 21). 1969. Ballpoint pen, pencil, colored pencil, and felt-tip pen on printed paper, 11 x 8 1/2"
(27.9 x 21.6 cm). The Judith Rothschild Contemporary Drawings Collections Gift (Purchase, and gift, in part, of The Eileen and Michael Cohen Collection). © 2008 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: David Allison

loading image











  © Copyright The Museum of Modern Art