Publication: John Cage - A Mycological Foray

The publication to come draws readers across the idiosyncratic, mushroom-suffused, innermost landscape of celebrated American composer John Cage. Photographs, compositions and also contemplations are all in the very same unexpected fashion one encounters various flora and fungi species while mushroom foraging. The magnificent book is now in preorder.

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John Cage: A Mycologycal Foray (2020) - Book and inside view © Atelier Éditions John Cage: A Mycologycal Foray (2020) - Book and inside view © Atelier Éditions

«I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.» John Cage, 1954

Volume I encompasses Cage’s mycological-oriented Indeterminacy stories, Diary excerpts, and essays; and the complete transcript of Cage’s 1983 performance, MUSHROOMS et Variationes.

Volume II offers the inaugural reproduction of Cage’s 1972 portfolio, Mushroom Book; authored in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith.

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John Cage the Wikipedia notice

A guide to John Cage's music by Tom Service in the Guardian

The John Cage Trust

Atelier Éditions

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