℗ 2015 MicroFest Records
Released October 30, 2015
Duration 50m 26s
Record Label MicroFest Records
Catalogue No. MF1
Genre Classical (Chamber Music)

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
"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 Mariano Liner Notes: John Schneider & David W. Bernstein Design: Erin Schneider  Photographs: 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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The Ten Thousand Things
Introduction to 45' for a Speaker

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