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John Cage: 100 Years

In celebration of the avant-garde composer's centennial, enjoy a classic clip from 1960.

 - September 5, 2012
“Art’s purpose is to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens.” —John Cage

Today we celebrate John Cage, born on September 5th, 1912, one hundred years ago. His collaborations with dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham are described in texts, photographs, sound and video, in Aperture’s new app, Merce Cunningham: 65 Years.

Enjoy this entertaining YouTube clip of a classic 1960 Cage performance, “Water Walk”, performed on the set of “I’ve Got a Secret”.

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