Space Soared in Music, 4’33” John Cage

John Cage’s representative piano works 4’33” could be considered as the pioneering music which absorbed space in music, regard space as one part or dimension of music. It could be considered as if dancers calculate the space with time and the music.

The John Cage’s idea and conception runs on the positive and negative conception or East Asia’s notion of the quality ‘Yin and Yang’.


John_Milton_Cage_Jr-terra magazine-terra han-terrahan-terramagazine-john cage-namjun paik, sukhi kangJohn Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer and music theorist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage’s romantic partner for most of their lives.



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