AKA John Milton Cage, Jr.
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at Stony Point, NY)
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Experimental composer
Studied composition under Arnold Schoenberg and Henry Cowell.
"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."
Father: John Milton Cage (inventor)
Wife: Xenia Kashevaroff (m. 7-Jun-1935, div. 1945)
Boyfriend: Merce Cunningham (dancer/choreographer, together 1943-92)
University: New School for Social Research
University: University of Southern California
University: University of California at Los Angeles
Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity
Guggenheim Fellowship 1949
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1978
American Academy of Arts and Letters 1989
New York Mycological Society Co-Founder
Kyoto Prize 1989
Risk Factors: Sciatica
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