Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Antin on Cage: "Preposterous and Wonderful"
I've recommended some talks by David Antin previously, but overlooked this Q&A session following his "line music counterpoint disjunction and the measure of mind". About a third of the way into this recording, Antin gives the most concise and on-target critique of Cage's working methods — both his question about the division of labors (here, between composition and listening) and the use of chance and indeterminacy — that I have encountered. (The talk itself, and several others, all worth your while, can be found here.)