This annotated bibliography uncovers the wealth of resources available on the life and music of John Cage, one of the most influential and fascinating composers of the twentieth-century. The guide will focus on documentary studies, archival resources, scholarly research, and autobiographical materials, and place the composer and his work in a larger context of postmodern philosophy, art and theater movements, and contemporary politics. It will support emerging scholarship and inquiry for future research on Cage, with carefully selected sources and useful annotations.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: John Cage: History and Historiography
Chapter 2: Catalog of Compositions by Instrumentation
Chapter 3: Sources and Reference Materials
Chapter 4: Biographical and Historical Studies
Chapter 5: Work Studies
Chapter 6: Cage in Connection to Others
Chapter 7: Compositional Techniques and Aesthetic Philosophy
Chapter 8: Political and Social Philosophy
Index of Authors and Editors
Sara Haefeli is Assistant Professor of Music Theory, History, and Composition at Ithaca College.