Month: October 2010

Two: another approach

There’s another approach to realizing Two: completely determining everything using chance operations. I tried this out and describe the results.

Two: one approach to performance

The notation makes it clear that Cage leaves various specific aspects of the continuity of Two up to the performer. What isn’t clear is how, as a performer, one is supposed to make those decisions.

Sunday freestyle (10 October 2010)

I practice just about every day, focusing on one or two pieces that I want to really be able to play, but on Sundays I take time to just play, reading through various things that strike my fancy.

John Cage: Two (getting started)

I’m starting to work on learning John Cage’s Two for piano and flute (Frances is playing the flute part on shakuhachi). I thought I’d take a few posts to describe the process of learning the piano part.