Composed By – John Cage. Liner Notes – Deborah Richards, Stefan De Haan. Piano, Design, Liner Notes – Herbert Henck. Recording Supervisor – Andreas Heintzeler. Technician – Dietram Köster. Music Of Changes (1951) for David Tudor. Recorded at Radio Bremen, March/April 1982. First integral recording.
Music of Changes is a piece for solo piano by John Cage. Composed in 1951 for pianist and friend David Tudor, it is a ground-breaking piece of indeterminate music. The process of composition involved applying decisions made using the I Ching, a Chinese classic text that is commonly used as a divination system. The I Ching was applied to large charts of sounds, durations, dynamics, tempo and densities.
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For the unitiated, John Cage was one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th Century, famous for his wildly experimental compositions which challenged the very definition of music in the modern era. Ever the contrary type, his most famous piece ("4'33"") consisted of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of NOTHING being played, which speaks volumes about the way the man's mind worked. It truly boggles the mind to think how Herbert Henck, the pianist on this recording, was able to play such a structureless piece exactly as it was intended! Admittedly, with Music of Changes, Cage does make the listener start questioning where exactly one could draw a line between what is and isn't music; after all, if every element of the composition is left to chance, one could argue that there's no direct musical intent, and that end result cannot be considered music, whereas others would disagree and state that.
John Cage: Early Piano Music comes from Herbert Henck, an experienced hand with the work of Cage, having previously recorded Music for Piano, Music of Changes, and Sonatas and Interludes in addition to a mighty swath of first-tier twentieth-century literature for piano for various labels, most notably Wergo and ECM New Series. These are early works for standard, not prepared, piano, and some of these pieces will be as familiar to dyed-in-the-wool Cageans as "Happy Birthday. This puts the pressure on Henck to excel, and he does so spectacularly well here.
Listen to music from Herbert Henck like Hymns from a Great Temple: Hymn No. 2, Hymns from a Great Temple: Hymn No. 3, "Hymn of the Cherubim" & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Herbert Henck. Herbert Henck was born in Treysa, Hessen, in 1948 and studied in Mannheim, Stuttgart and finally in Cologne, where he took a performance degree in 1975. His many publications include a study of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstück X (1976), Experimentelle Pianistik (1982-92), Fürsprache für Hauer (1998) and the above-mentioned monograph on Norbert von Hannenheim. From 1980 to 1985 he issued the annual periodical Neuland, Ansätze zur Musik der Gegenwart in his own publishing house.
Music of Changes (piano: Herbert Henck). 4. Music of Changes: Buch IV. 11'26. John Cage Shock, Volume 3. Sonata VII. Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946-48). Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.
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