John Cage http://www.kplu.org en John Cage: a great of the musical avant-garde, with Seattle roots http://www.kplu.org/post/john-cage-great-musical-avant-garde-seattle-roots <p>Many experts call him the greatest iconoclast of 20th-century music.</p><p>The avant-garde composer <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage">John Cage</a> is perhaps best known for his pioneering use of silence in music. He also broke ground with the use of everyday objects as instruments, electronics and chance in composition.</p><p>He was born in California and died in New York. But some of his most formative years took place in Seattle.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:03:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5569 at http://www.kplu.org John Cage: a great of the musical avant-garde, with Seattle roots