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Title

'From Soprano to Barking Dog:' Public Response to John Cage and Avant-Garde Music, 1950-Present

Award Winner

Recipient of the 9th Annual Graduate Student Symposium Award, Oral Presentations, Presidential Room - First Place (2016)

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Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Cage, John--Criticism and interpretation; Nineteen sixties;

Abstract

My research places reactions to John Cage into the historical context of the Sixties. Cage was a composer of Avant-Garde experimental music. While many mid-century reactions were negative, he has become an institution of post-modern classical music. Evidence shows one can align this change with cooptation of the Sixties Counterculture.

Start Date

6-4-2016 3:40 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Brian Roberts

Department

Department of History

Comments

Location: Presidential Room, Maucker Union

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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'From Soprano to Barking Dog:' Public Response to John Cage and Avant-Garde Music, 1950-Present

My research places reactions to John Cage into the historical context of the Sixties. Cage was a composer of Avant-Garde experimental music. While many mid-century reactions were negative, he has become an institution of post-modern classical music. Evidence shows one can align this change with cooptation of the Sixties Counterculture.