Cornish College of the Arts 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 Cornish College names new president http://www.kplu.org/post/cornish-college-names-new-president <p>Cornish College will welcome its first woman president since the arts school was established <a href="http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&amp;file_id=3364">by Nellie Cornish in 1914</a>.&nbsp; Dr. Nancy Uscher will leave her position as provost of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and join the Seattle arts school in August next year. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:22:30 +0000 Gary Davis 251 at http://www.kplu.org Cornish College names new president