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John Cage

John CageAKA John Milton Cage, Jr.

Born: 5-Sep-1912
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 12-Aug-1992
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at Stony Point, NY)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Composer

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
    Fluxus
    Esalen Performer
    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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