John Cage (1912-1992)


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A Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute (1993)



NOTE: The tracks are divided in several small pieces. The idea behind this was that you can use the random play button on your MP3 player to create hundreds of versions.

  1. 1-01 Kronos Quartet - Excerpt From Thirty Pieces For String Quartet
  2. 1-02 Kronos Quartet - Excerpt From Thirty Pieces For String Quartet
  3. 1-03 Patrick Moraz - Three Dances For Two Prepared Pianos, Dance #1 0:23
  4. 1-04 Patrick Moraz - Three Dances For Two Prepared Pianos, Dance #1 0:52
  5. 1-05 Patrick Moraz - Three Dances For Two Prepared Pianos, Dance #1 3:54
  6. 1-06 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 0:51
  7. 1-07 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 1:28
  8. 1-08 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 1:26
  9. 1-09 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 1:05
  10. 1-10 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 1:35
  11. 1-11 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 1:10
  12. 1-12 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 1:02
  13. 1-13 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 1:07
  14. 1-14 Jackson Mac Low / Anne Tardos - First Four-Language Word Event 0:28
  15. 1-15 Christian Wolff - Six Melodies Variation For Solo Violin 1:05
  16. 1-16 Christian Wolff - Six Melodies Variation For Solo Violin 1:27
  17. 1-17 Christian Wolff - Six Melodies Variation For Solo Violin 0:18
  18. 1-18 Christian Wolff - Six Melodies Variation For Solo Violin 0:28
  19. 1-19 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:26
  20. 1-20 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:43
  21. 1-21 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:25
  22. 1-22 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:16
  23. 1-23 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:12
  24. 1-24 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:26
  25. 1-25 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:39
  26. 1-26 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird 0:07
  27. 1-27 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:22
  28. 1-28 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 1:00
  29. 1-29 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 1:04
  30. 1-30 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 1:29
  31. 1-31 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:56
  32. 1-32 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:45
  33. 1-33 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:44
  34. 1-34 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:19
  35. 1-35 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:11
  36. 1-36 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:51
  37. 1-37 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:11
  38. 1-38 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 1:23
  39. 1-39 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:20
  40. 1-40 Earle Brown - Three Solos For Trumpet From The Concert For Piano And Orchestra 0:59
  41. 1-41 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:11
  42. 1-42 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:13
  43. 1-43 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:13
  44. 1-44 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:14
  45. 1-45 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:18
  46. 1-46 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:07
  47. 1-47 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:10
  48. 1-48 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (At The Age Of Twelve...) 0:15
  49. 1-49 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Haiku FM 1:22
  50. 1-50 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Haiku FM 1:21
  51. 1-51 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Haiku FM 0:43
  52. 1-52 Ryuichi Sakamoto - Haiku FM 2:39
  53. 1-53 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:46
  54. 1-54 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:50
  55. 1-55 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:53
  56. 1-56 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 1:05
  57. 1-57 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 1:04
  58. 1-58 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 1:03
  59. 1-59 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:43
  60. 1-60 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:23
  61. 1-61 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:24
  62. 1-62 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:09
  63. 1-63 Larry Austin - Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is... 0:44
  64. 1-64 David Tudor - Webwork (Excerpt) (Music For The Cunningham Dance Shards) 4:11
  65. 1-65 David Tudor - Webwork (Excerpt) (Music For The Cunningham Dance Shards) 0:26
  66. 1-66 David Tudor - Webwork (Excerpt) (Music For The Cunningham Dance Shards) 0:49
  67. 1-67 David Tudor - Webwork (Excerpt) (Music For The Cunningham Dance Shards) 0:44
  68. 1-68 David Tudor - Webwork (Excerpt) (Music For The Cunningham Dance Shards) 0:10
  69. 1-69 David Tudor - Webwork (Excerpt) (Music For The Cunningham Dance Shards) 0:27
  70. 1-70 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:26
  71. 1-71 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:16
  72. 1-72 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:16
  73. 1-73 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:29
  74. 1-74 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:17
  75. 1-75 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:20
  76. 1-76 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:41
  77. 1-77 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:34
  78. 1-78 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:44
  79. 1-79 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:40
  80. 1-80 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:45
  81. 1-81 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:32
  82. 1-82 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:24
  83. 1-83 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:40
  84. 1-84 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:55
  85. 1-85 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:39
  86. 1-86 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:59
  87. 1-87 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:41
  88. 1-88 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 1:50
  89. 1-89 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:50
  90. 1-90 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 1:03
  91. 1-91 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:59
  92. 1-92 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:51
  93. 1-93 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 1:30
  94. 1-94 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:30
  95. 1-95 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:56
  96. 1-96 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:19
  97. 1-97 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:27
  98. 1-98 Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone 0:56
  99. 2-01 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) 0:43
  100. 2-02 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) 0:35
  101. 2-03 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) 0:19
  102. 2-04 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother...) 0:09
  103. 2-05 Oregon - Chance / Choice 1:03
  104. 2-06 Oregon - Chance / Choice 0:39
  105. 2-07 Oregon - Chance / Choice 1:02
  106. 2-08 Oregon - Chance / Choice 0:50
  107. 2-09 Oregon - Chance / Choice 1:16
  108. 2-10 Oregon - Chance / Choice 1:30
  109. 2-19 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 0:27
  110. 2-20 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 1:19
  111. 2-21 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 0:55
  112. 2-22 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 0:43
  113. 2-23 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 1:35
  114. 2-24 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 1:02
  115. 2-25 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 1:10
  116. 2-26 David Van Tieghem - Living Room Music 0:35
  117. 2-27 James Tenney - Ergodos I For John Cage 0:45
  118. 2-28 James Tenney - Ergodos I For John Cage 0:39
  119. 2-29 James Tenney - Ergodos I For John Cage 0:53
  120. 2-30 James Tenney - Ergodos I For John Cage 0:52
  121. 2-31 James Tenney - Ergodos I For John Cage 1:02
  122. 2-32 James Tenney - Ergodos I For John Cage 6:10
  123. 2-33 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) 0:10
  124. 2-34 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) 0:10
  125. 2-35 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) 0:11
  126. 2-36 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) 0:10
  127. 2-37 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) 0:11
  128. 2-38 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) 0:11
  129. 2-39 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (Every Morning...) 0:09
  130. 2-40 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:27
  131. 2-41 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:25
  132. 2-42 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:34
  133. 2-43 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:26
  134. 2-44 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:32
  135. 2-45 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:23
  136. 2-46 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:22
  137. 2-47 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:13
  138. 2-48 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:40
  139. 2-49 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:38
  140. 2-50 Robert Ashley - Factory Preset 0:16
  141. 2-51 Frank Zappa - 4'33" 0:36
  142. 2-52 Frank Zappa - 4'33" 1:06
  143. 2-53 Frank Zappa - 4'33" 2:22
  144. 2-54 Frank Zappa - 4'33" 1:03
  145. 2-55 Frank Zappa - 4'33" 0:50
  146. 2-56 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:15
  147. 2-57 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:11
  148. 2-58 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:12
  149. 2-59 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:12
  150. 2-60 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:09
  151. 2-61 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:11
  152. 2-62 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:13
  153. 2-63 John Cale - In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting 0:17
  154. 2-64 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:45
  155. 2-65 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:55
  156. 2-66 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:43
  157. 2-67 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:36
  158. 2-68 Meredith Monk - Aria 1:19
  159. 2-69 Meredith Monk - Aria 1:08
  160. 2-70 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:50
  161. 2-71 Meredith Monk - Aria 1:14
  162. 2-72 Meredith Monk - Aria 1:07
  163. 2-73 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:46
  164. 2-74 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:47
  165. 2-75 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:58
  166. 2-76 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:47
  167. 2-77 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:17
  168. 2-78 Meredith Monk - Aria 0:17
  169. 2-79 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company...) 0:17
  170. 2-80 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company...) 0:16
  171. 2-81 Laurie Anderson - Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company...) 0:11
  172. 2-82 Steven Smith - New York City 0:19
  173. 2-83 Steven Smith - New York City 0:15
  174. 2-84 Steven Smith - New York City 0:09
  175. 2-85 Steven Smith - New York City 0:28


Credits

Compilation Producer – Michael Fine
Composed By – Christian Wolff (tracks: 1-15 to 1-18), John Cage (tracks: 1-01 to 1-05, 1-27 to 1-40, 2-19 to 2-26, 2-51 to 2-55, 2-64 to 2-78), John Cale (tracks: 2-56 to 2-63)
Composed By, Double Bass – Glen Moore (tracks: 2-05 to 2-10)
Composed By, Mixed By, Producer – Yoko Ono (tracks: 1-70 to 1-98)
Composed By, Oboe, Clarinet [Bass], Saxophone [Sopranino] – Paul McCandless (tracks: 2-05 to 2-10)
Composed By, Performer, Producer – David Tudor (tracks: 1-64 to 1-69), James Tenney (tracks: 2-27 to 2-32), Laurie Anderson (tracks: 1-41 to 1-48, 2-01 to 2-04, 2-33 to 2-39, 2-79 to 2-81), Ryuichi Sakamoto (tracks: 1-49 to 1-52), Takehisa Kosugi (tracks: 2-11 to 2-18)
Composed By, Piano [Sampled], Synthesizer (m1-r, Wavestation, Proeus Ii), Voice – Ken Nordine (tracks: 1-19 to 1-26)
Composed By, Producer – Anne Tardos (tracks: 1-06 to 1-14), Jackson Mac Low (tracks: 1-06 to 1-14)
Composed By, Producer, Mixed By – Larry Austin (tracks: 1-53 to 1-63)
Composed By, Programmed By, Producer – Robert Ashley (tracks: 2-40 to 2-50)
Composed By, Synthesizer – Ralph Towner (tracks: 2-05 to 2-10)
Double Bass – Robert Black (tracks: 1-53 to 1-63)
Engineer – Aaron Heller (tracks: 2-64 to 2-78), Ben Rizzi (tracks: 1-27 to 1-40), Bob Caruthers (tracks: 1-15 to 1-18), Bob Henrickson (tracks: 2-64 to 2-78), Bruce Elliott (tracks: 1-53 to 1-63), Bryce Goggin (tracks: 1-06 to 1-14), David Meschter (tracks: 1-64 to 1-69), Doug Durbow (tracks: 2-05 to 2-10)
Engineer [Assistant] – Fernando Aponte (tracks: 1-49 to 1-52), Gary Clugston (tracks: 1-70 to 1-98), Vaughan Merrick (tracks: 1-49 to 1-52)
Engineer, Performer [Emu-ii Clocks] – Kris Nordine (tracks: 1-19 to 1-26)
Executive Producer, Compilation Producer – Gary Davis
Featuring [Samples], Programmed By [Macintosh Sampling] – Reek Havoc (tracks: 1-03 to 1-05)
Lyrics By – John Cage (tracks: 1-41 to 1-48; 2-01 to 2-04, 2-33 to 2-39, 2-79 to 2-81)
Mastered By [Remastered] – Tom Erbe (tracks: 2-27 to 2-32)
Mixed By – Goh Hotoda (tracks: 1-49 to 1-52), Rob Stevens (tracks: 1-70 to 1-98)
Mixed By [Assistant] – Wes Naprstok (tracks: 1-70 to 1-98)
Performer [Wooden Table, Pile Of Newspaper, Wooden Window Frame, Stack Of Books, Metal Ashtray, Wet Wineglass], Voice, Recorded By, Producer – David Van Tieghem (tracks: 2-19 to 2-26)
Photography [John Cage] – Ashkan Sahiki
Piano – Charles Turner (tracks: 1-03 to 1-05)
Piano, Producer – Patrick Moraz (tracks: 1-03 to 1-05)
Producer – Oregon (tracks: 2-05 to 2-10)
Producer, Performer – Frank Zappa (tracks: 2-51 to 2-55)
Programmed By [Additional] – Akio Akashi (tracks: 1-49 to 1-52)
Programmed By [Macintosh & Vision Sequences] – Steve Kraatz (tracks: 1-03 to 1-05)
Recorded By – Rob Miller (5) (tracks: 1-64 to 1-69), Russel Schissler (tracks: 2-05 to 2-10), Steven Smith (tracks: 2-82 to 2-85)
Violin – Roger Zahab (tracks: 1-15 to 1-18)
Voice [Introduction] – John Cage (tracks: 2-64 to 2-78)

Notes


Comes with 88-page booklet.

1-01/02: Produced from a live performance for Radio Kronos.
1-03/05: Recorded at White Noise West, Redondo Beach, California and at Time Code Studios, Los Angeles, California.
1-06/14: Recorded 1993 at Baby Monster Studios, NY.
1-15/18: Recorded at Harvest Studios, Middleburg Heights, Ohio.
1-19/26: Recorded at Nordine Group Studio June 1993.
1-27/40: Recorded at Mastersound Astoria Studios, Astoria, New York.
1-49/52: Recorded at KAB Studios, New York, mixed at Axis Studios, New York.
1-53/63: Engineered at the Sound Situation in Glastonbury, Connecticut, post-production at the composer's studio, gaLarry, Denton, Texas.
1-64/69: Recorded at the Joyce Theatre, New York, New York, on March 17, 1988.
1-70/98: The track is divided in three parts: 1st Movement: Darkness, 2nd Movement: Mommy, Where Are You?, 3rd Movement: Light. Recorded at Evergreen Recording, NYC, November 1986 - January 1987, mixed at Quad Recording, NYC, July 1993.
2-19/26: The track is divided in four parts: 1. To Begin, 2. Story ("Once Upon A Time The World Was Round And You Could Go On It Around And Around." - Gertrude Stein), 3. Melody, 4. End.
2-27/32: Recorded at the Bell Telephone Laboratories April 1963, remastered at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College.
2-56/63: Originally produced for the FluxAttitudes Exhibit at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
2-64/78: Recorded in a live performance for the Catskill Conservatory at the Windfall Dutch Barn in Salt Springville, NY on August 23, 1985.
2-82/85: Recorded outside John Cage's apartment.