Soundart - Klang als Medium der Kunst / Sound as a medium for art.
Curated by Peter Weibel and
Julia Gerlach
. Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie - ZKM Karlsruhe, 17. 3. 2012 – 6. 1. 2013

You are invited. A Landscape for John Cage & Dick Higgins. Installation commissioned by the ZKM, 2012
82 turntables, 87 record covers and records from The Temporary Soundmuseum Collection, 150 anonymised
records, loudspeakers.

Alan Hovhaness, John Cage: Piano Compositions, played by Maro Ajemian, Disc Company of America 3057/8, Set of two 78rpm Lps, 1947. Side D: John Cage. Amores I & IV, For prepared piano.
This is the first record with a piece by John Cage and in all probability the first record of "new music".

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zkm lectureLetter of Woodie Guthrie to Moses Asch,
then head of Disc Company of America, written in 1947.

A year later Ash founded Folkways Records.
Incidently the letter was written on the day that Woody Guthrie 's son, Arlo was born.

The appreciaton of Cage's music by Guthrie is hardly known. Both Guthrie an Cage were born in the same year, although Guthrie's 100th birthday went rather unnoticed in 2012.