John Cage At 100

Andrew Sullivan —  Sep 5 2012 @ 12:50pm

Today is his 100th birthday (he died in 1992) and above is a clip on his views on sound. Here is an American heresy of his, noted by Alex Ross of the New Yorker, that still resonates on my Burkean soul:

“We would do well to give up the notion that we alone can keep the world in line, that only we can solve its problems. . . . Our political structures no longer fit the circumstances of our lives. Outside the bankrupt cities we live in Megalopolis which has no geographical limits. Wilderness is global park. I dedicate this work to the U.S.A. that it may become just another part of the world, no more, no less.”