LGBT Daily Spotlight, September 5th 2016 People, John Cage photo by Sabine Matthes

September 5th 2016 People


09-05-1912 – 08-12-1992 John Cage – Born in Los Angeles, California. He was an American composer, music theorist, writer and artist. He was a pioneer ofJohn Cage 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. Critic have called him one of the most influential American 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. Photo copyright Sabine Matthes.