Music: Composing by Knucklebone

Manhattan's Kaufmann Concert Hall, where the studious audiences are frequently shell-shocked by modern scores, last week resounded to the bombastic New York premiere of Music Walk with Dancer by avant-garde U.S. Composer John Cage. Composer Cage's electronic nightmare lasted ten minutes and required the services of Cage himself, Pianist David Tudor and Dancer Jill Johnston. Occasionally reading directions from slips of paper, they scurried from one short-wave radio to another, twiddling dials and assaulting the audience with a drumfire of rattles, bangs, pops and nonsense syllables roared into a microphone. Occasionally they...

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