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The Ten Thousand Things

John Cage

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The Ten Thousand Things
John Cage; Tom Peters; Vicki Ray; Aron Kallay; William Winant
Introduction to 45' for a Speaker
John Cage
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    50:26
"Performers were of a calibre that kept this listener in a state of continual astonishment. Every sound sounded considered, alive, worthy of our wonder."
- Los Angeles Times

This Grammy-nominated album was inspired by the discovery of a long lost 1962 recording of John Cage reading his piece 45’ for a Speaker, combined with the recent technical ability to present these five compositions in every conceivable combination and an infinite number of variations, in accordance with the composer’s wishes. Cage is joined on this unique presentation by Aron Kallay and Vicki Ray on prepared pianos, Tom Peters on double bass and percussionist William Winant.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – MicroFest Records Studio Masters

Producer: John Schneider
Recording Engineers: John Schneider, Matt Snyder.
Editing: John Schneider
Mastering: Scott Fraser Architecture
Software Architect & Lead Programmer: Aron Kallay, Programmer - Zachary
Liner Notes: John Schneider & David W. Bernstein Design: Erin Schneider

Cover: Summer Mountains, attributed to Qu Ding (active ca. 1023–ca. 1056), The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Prepared Pianos, Bass & Percussion: John Schneider
John Cage (ca. 1960) & signature: Courtesy of the John Cage Trust William Winant: photo by Dennis Letbetter
Publishers: all music by Henmar Press (C.F. Peters),
“45’ for Speaker”, Silence, Wesleyan University Press.

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