John Cage: A Mycological Foray


Atelier Editions, 2020
Box set, 20 x 27,5 cm
224 pages
Italian text

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I came to the conclusion that you can learn a lot about music by devoting yourself to mushrooms.
John Cage, 1954

John Cage: A Mycological Foray draws readers through the idiosyncratic, mushroom-populated, intimate landscape of celebrated American composer John Cage. The box set is an incredible journey in the company of Cage, along which one encounters photographs, compositions and contemplations; and in the same unpredictable way various species of plants and mycetes appear as one goes in search of mushrooms.

Volume I includes Cage’s text on Indetermination, excerpts from the Diary and essays, and the complete transcript of Cage’s 1983 performance entitled MUSHROOMS et Variationes. Volume II is a reproduction of Cage’s 1972 portfolio, Mushroom Book; created in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith.

John Cage (1912-92) was an American composer and music theorist. Recognized as a pioneer of indeterminacy in music and of electroacoustic music, a leading figure in the postwar avant-garde, his influence was also relevant in dance, poetry, performance, and visual art.

John Cage: A Mycological Foray was created in collaboration with the John Cage Trust.

OUVRES – John Cage
ESSAY – Kingston Trinder
TEXTS – Isabelle Bucklow
EDITING – Ananda Pellerin

Weight 2 kg


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