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Zen and the Music of John Cage: A Talk by James Pritchett

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John Cage
Join us at the Woo Ju Memorial Library for Zen and the Music of John Cage: A Talk by James Pritchett, an insightful discussion of the intersection of Zen Buddhism and the avant-garde compositions of John Cage. James Pritchett was one of the first musicologists to deal with John Cage’s music on its own terms—as music. His research presented the first clear documentation of Cage’s chance operations of the 1950s, and provided a model for the analytical study of this work. Pritchett is the author of The music of John Cage (Cambridge University Press, 1992), the only critical study of