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john cage-cheap imitation lp (mirumir)

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john cage: cheap imitation

2012, 180 gram vinyl reissue. Pocket gatefold LP with printed inner sleeve and liner notes. "Recorded at Mills College in Oakland, CA in March 1976, this LP represents one of the very few examples of John Cage performing his own work. Actually written in 1969, Cheap Imitation, composed for solo piano, is based on Erik Satie's symphonic drama 'Socrate.' An example of one of Cage's indeterminate pieces, here Satie's 'Socrate' undergoes a series of variations based on the random extraction of hexagrams from the I-Ching.


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