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John Cage: A Mycological Foray

“I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” - JOHN CAGE, 1954

John Cage: A Mycological Foray draws readers across the idiosyncratic, mushroom-suffused, innermost landscape of celebrated American composer John Cage. Upon the remarkable journey with Cage, one encounters assorted photographs, compositions, and contemplations; all in the very same unexpected fashion one encounters various flora and fungi species while mushroom foraging. Volume I encompasses Cage’s mycological-oriented Indeterminacy stories, Diary excerpts, and essays; and the complete transcript of Cage’s 1983 performance, MUSHROOMS et Variationes. Volume II offers the inaugural reproduction of Cage’s 1972 portfolio, Mushroom Book; authored in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith.

John Cage: A Mycological Foray was produced in collaboration with the John Cage Trust.

Works by John Cage, Essay by Kingston Trinder and Texts by Isabelle Bucklow

Atelier Éditions, 2020
English
Slipcase Hardcover, Two volume softcover set
First Edition, 224 pages including an unbound portfolio
Printed sustainably in Italy
203mm x 273 mm 

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