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1976. Composed by John Cage (1912-1992). John Cage. Modern. Score. Composed 1976. Edition Peters #EP6818. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP6818).

Item Number: PE.EP6818

ISBN 9790300750644.

Score (361 drawings by Thoreau sometimes superimposed) and 78 parts (for any instrument and/or voices): to be played aloneor (as an occasional piece) with APARTMENT HOUSE 1776 or some other musicircus (live or recorded) appropriate to another occasion than the Bicentennial of the USA, an occasion, for example, such as the birth or death of another musically productive nation or person, or the birthday of a society concerned with some aspect of creation productive of sound, eg. Birds, marine animals, weather changes, earthquakes, or plants (equipped with cartridges and used as percussion instruments, as in CHILD OF TREE and BRANCHES, or acoustically isolated and bymeans of suitable technology made audible) copyright restrictions permitting.

When the right to play music (eg. The music of another composer) is not granted by a copyright owner, monophonic imitations in themanner either of CHEAP IMITATION or certain of the SOLOS FOR VOICE in SONG BOOKS or four-part imitations in the manner of APARTMENT HOUSE 1776 (Harmonies I, II, II, etc.) may be composed.

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