Cage: The City Wears a Slouch Hat/Fads & Fancies in the Academy/A Chant with Claps (1996)
Alice Horn (voices), Brian Brandt (voices), Charles Wood (whistle), Charles Wood (voices), David Avidor (voices), Don C. Gillespie (voices), Eric Kivnick (voices), Jerome Kitzke (voices), John M. Kennedy (drums), John M. Kennedy (whistle)
composed by John Cage
This wonderfully imaginative, surreal, and entertaining radio piece for percussion, sound effects, and voices, with a text by Kenneth Patchen, was ... Show synopsis This wonderfully imaginative, surreal, and entertaining radio piece for percussion, sound effects, and voices, with a text by Kenneth Patchen, was originally presented as part of a Columbia Workshop (CBS Radio) program on May 31, 1942 (and recently re-released on the organ of corti label). It is re-created on this Mode recording by the talented Essential Music group with 14 voices and a five-person "sound orchestra," with the whole ensemble directed by John Kennedy and Charles Wood. The orchestra includes tin cans, muted gongs, woodblocks, alarm bells, oxen bells, temple gongs, water gong (a gong slowly dipped in water, resulting in sweeping harmonics), tamtam, bass drum, Chinese tomtom, bongos, cowbells, maracas, claves, marimbula, Chinese and Turkish cymbals, steel coil, washboard, ratchet, pod rattle, whistles, automobile horn, foghorn, metronome, steel pipes, music stands, thundersheet, string piano, telephone, buzzer, and the recorded sounds of an automobile, airplane, rain, wind, variable...
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