A bacchanale is an orgiastic musical composition (Kennedy ), often depicting a drunken John Cage wrote a Bacchanale in , his first work for prepared piano (Pritchett and Kuhn ). The French composer Jacques Ibert was. Composed in for a choreography by the American dancer Syvilla Fort, this was the first piece Cage composed for prepared piano. Cage. Documents Similar To John Cage Bacchanale for Prepared Cage prepared piano. Uploaded by. solitasolfa · Vox Balaenae Score. Uploaded by. erin.

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Only eight notes are prepared, mostly with weather strippings. Translated by Robert Samuels.

John Cage’s Bacchanale. A reconstruction for percussion ensemble. by Gorka Catediano Andrade

Notify me of new posts via email. Notations and Performancesp. A Biographyp. May be performed with or cate preparations, which involve 11 notes. Composed in for a dance by Jean Erdman.

Composed in for a dance by Merce Cunningham, and dedicated to Valerie Bettis. Wanting there to be a percussive element to this music, Cage had a brainstorm: You are commenting using your WordPress. Henmar Press, You are commenting using your Facebook account. The piece starts bacchanalw quiet, muted tones and gradually becomes louder, climaxing in several successions of large tone clustersexecuted using the entire length of the forearm.


Notify me of new comments via email. The decision to ask Matter to direct was Calder’s: Piano preparation in the Concerto is rather complex and involves, among other things, a moveable plastic bridge that makes possible microtonal effects. Composed in November first piece and January second piece. Eleven notes are prepared, eight of them by screws.

I’m only being practical. Twelve notes are prepared, mostly using weather strippings.


This work is similar in style large-scale virtuosic writing and technique rhythmic proportions dependent on the tempo to A Book of Music and too was commissioned by Fitzdale and Gold. The music is written down on a single staff and follows the structure 4, 7, 2, 5, 4, 7, 2, 3, 5 numbers denote the number of bars dedicated to a particular part of the sectionrepeated twice. This work, composed inis a revision of a piano piece titled Triple-Paced. The two completed movements are: A companion piece to 34′ Composed in late for a dance by Merce Cunningham.

Cambridge University Press, A work in three sections: Composed inoriginally conceived as the third part of She Is Asleep see below.

Ten individual notes are prepared, mostly with small screws, and a whole range from G1 to C3 is prepared using “two thicknesses of woolen material”. A cycle of 20 short works 16 sonatas and 4 interludes composed in — Bacchanalw works may be performed solo or together with other “time length” compositions.


Works for prepared piano by John Cage

This is Cage’s first large-scale work for prepared piano. The proportion is 4, 7, 2, 5; 4, bwcchanale, 2, 3, 5 and it affects only the microstructure of the pieces.

Because the number of layers was smaller than in the latter work specifically, there are just two layersthe texture of Two Pastorales is thinner, with long silences between notes. According to Cage, The Perilous Night expresses “the loneliness and terror that comes to one when love becomes unhappy”.

John Cage debuts his “prepared piano” in Seattle on April 28, –

Eighteen notes are prepared using 9 screws, 8 bolts, 2 nuts and 3 strips of rubber. Bibliographic Guide to Dancep. Thirty-nine notes are prepared. A Catalogue of His Workp. Henry Holt and Company, Inc.