CAGE, JOHN and DAVID TUDOR: Indeterminacy (Double CD)
1959. Cage tells 90 short stories, all one minute long - reminiscences, zen tales, observations, pensees - stretching or compressing them to say in the time limit - while in another room, out of earshot, David Tudor plays, sporadically, selections from the piano part of Cage's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and extracts of a tape of Fontana Mix. Recorded by the legendary Moses Asch, it was a double Folkways box years ago (1961, two years before the publication of 'Silence') and has finally been reissued by the Smithsonian Institute. A pleasure to listen to, Cage has a very engaging tone and a fine way with words; and the texts are all little gems. Well worth it.