Beautiful Sounds . . .

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in Ithaca NY at the 2016 Porchfest
. . . John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948, create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, and extended piano sonorities. In-between the piano’s strings are pieces of rubber and plastic, small, medium, large bolts, furniture bolts, screws, hardware nuts, an eraser . . . . . . and out of the piano come . . . delicate bells . . . expansive gongs . . . hi-hat cymbals . . . drums  . . .
as if suspended  in  t  i  m  e   &    s    p    a    c    e

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