John Cage

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In 1940 Cage's first choice for housing his proposed Center for Experimental Music was Mills College. "Mills expressed interest, but neither Cage nor Mills gathered enough funding. Cage eventually gave up and moved to Chicago to teach experimental music at the Bauhaus School. According to Mills College's website, "it was not until more than twenty-five years later, through a generous grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, that Cage's dream became a reality." Today, thanks in part to Cage's efforts, Mills's Center for Contemporary Music is one of the most progressive centers for new music." [1]


  • Leonard, George J. (1995). Into the Light of Things: The Art of the Commonplace from Wordsworth to John Cage. University of Chicago Press.
  • Revill, David. 1993. The Roaring Silence: John Cage – a Life. Arcade Publishing.
  • Nicholls, David. 2007. John Cage. University of Illinois Press.

Related Articles

  • David Need, "Spontaneity, Immediacy, and Difference: Philosophy, Being in Time, and Creativity in the Aesthetics of Jack Kerouac, Charles Olson, and John Cage," in The Philosophy of the Beats, ed. Sherin N. Elkholy (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky), pp. 195-210.

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  1. Insider's Perspective: Cage Uncaged, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.