No Sounds Are Forbidden - Episode 7 - Music of Changes: Cage, Chance Operations, and Indeterminacy

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In the seventh episode of No Sounds Are Forbidden, “Music of Changes: Cage, Chance Operations, and Indeterminacy,” host Matthew Friedman explores the profound impact of the work and ideas of John Cage on the American avant-garde. Seeking to liberate sound from the restraints of conventional music, Cage introduced new compositional practice based on chance, and nurtured a generation of composers whose music was in a state of continual change.

This episode features an interview with the composer Christain Wolff, and music by Cage, Wolff, Henry Cowell, Morton Feldman, and Sonic Youth.

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No Sounds Are Forbidden is written and produced by Matthew Friedman at Cat Tango Studios in Jersey City, NJ. Visit the companion site for No Sounds Are Forbidden for additional information, content, and playlists.