Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists

By Kay Larson

A “heroic” biography of John Cage and his “awakening via Zen Buddhism”—“a type of love tale” a few excellent American pioneer of the artistic arts who remodeled himself and his tradition (The New York Times)

Composer John Cage sought the silence of a brain at peace with itself—and chanced on it in Zen Buddhism, a non secular course that modified either his song and his view of the universe. “Remarkably researched, exquisitely written,” Where the center Beats weaves jointly “a nice many threads of cultural historical past” (Maria Popova, Brain Pickings) to light up Cage’s fight to just accept himself and his dating with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Freed to be his personal guy, Cage originated interesting experiments that set him on the epicenter of a brand new avant-garde forming within the Fifties. Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Allan Kaprow, Morton Feldman, and Leo Castelli have been between these stimulated through his ‘teaching’ and ‘preaching.’ Where the guts Beats shows the blossoming of Zen within the very middle of yankee tradition.

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Sixty seven Cunningham’s lengthy neck flowed into— Brown 2007, four. sixty seven He entered Cornish with— Bell-Kanner 1998, 99–100. sixty eight chook requested her scholars to make— Bell-Kanner 1998, 114. sixty eight Cunningham looked to be destined for dance— Cage/Cunningham 1991. sixty eight He was once as electrical as a bolt of— Merce Cunningham: a life of Dance 1983. sixty nine during this uncooked younger position, the melancholy— Bell-Kanner 1998, 104. sixty nine Cage clearly melded with this— those paragraphs: Miller 2002, 50–58; for the Blue 4 exhibitions, see Müller 1997, 276–278.

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After which he’d take a seat as if he used to be taking a look in different places for an concept of what to assert, and eventually he could communicate, and for the main half he’d say anything that you just couldn’t have in mind. at times there will be an concept, after which in that atmosphere this concept will be very outstanding. HUA-YEN MYSTICISM The Flower Garland Sutra opens on a blinding vista. It inspires what the Buddha sees because the diamond gentle of the morning celebrity pierces his 3rd eye and the surroundings of enlightenment unfolds on both sides of him.

1998, 35. 380 simply in short, 0:00…is not anything— Lars Gunnar Bodin and Bengt Emil Johnson, in Kostelanetz, ed. 1988/1994, 69–70. 381 In 1952 [at the time of 4′33″]— Michael Kirby and Richard Schechner, 1965, in Kostelanetz, ed. 1988/1994, 70–71. 381 in order that if we take all issues— Anderson 1992, fifty eight. 382 James Pritchett can’t really determine— Pritchett 1993/1996, 139 and 146. 383 And that’s precisely what he— Pritchett 1993/1996, 139–140. 383 the way in which Cage does that's interesting— Pritchett 1993/1996, one hundred forty four, 146; italics are Pritchett’s.

131 a few humans deal with faith as magic— Underhill 1912/1993, seventy one. 131 long ago, whilst i used to be interpreting— Charles, ed. 1981, one zero five. 132 i used to be specially confident of— Charles, ed. 1981, 103. 132 Indian aesthetic thought promised— See, for example, Nakkach 1997 and the Vox Mundi venture, accessed July 2011 at http://www. voxmundiproject. com/recommended_readings_1. htm. 132 Cage additionally appeared heavily at— Charles, ed. 1981, 103. 133 Cage acknowledged he created— See Charles, ed. 1981, forty-one; additionally Coomaraswamy 1924/1985, 31; additionally Pritchett 1993/1996, 30; additionally Larsen and Larsen 1991.

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