John cage

Discover the groundbreaking works and innovative ideas of John Cage, the influential composer who pushed the boundaries of music. Immerse yourself in his avant-garde compositions and experience the transformative power of experimental music.
John Cage | “Mushroom Book, Plate X” (1972), lithograph, 22 1/2 x 15 inches each, Edition 51/75 | http://johncage.org Art, Neo Dada, Design, Writing, John Cage, Artist, Music Theorist, Black Mountain, Visual Poetry

John Cage, legendary composer of experimental sounds and silence, was absolutely fascinated with mushrooms. This little-known legacy consists of his revival of the New York Mycological Society in the 1960s and his extensive fungi collection, now at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A new exhibition opened this week at the Horticultural Society of New York celebrates this overlooked side of his life.

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Michelle McGrath