John Cage - 49 Waltzes For The 5 Boroughs
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John Cage - 49 Waltzes For The 5 Boroughs
Geographically speaking, the iconoclastic yet brilliant composer John Cage identified himself primarily with Manhattan, which served as his home for decades. On October 6, 1977, Cage published a unique work of art in Rolling Stone magazine (with the encouragement of Jann Wenner) entitled "49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs," designed to commemorate the magazine's historical relocation from San Francisco to New York City. The painting consisted of 49 multicolored triangles placed atop the Hagstrom map of the Big Apple; in subsequent years, Cage published a score "for… More