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John Cage
(1912 - 1992)

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1912 Born in Los Angeles, 5 September
1933 Studies with Cowell in New York
1934 Studies with Schönberg in Los Angeles
1937 Moves to Seattle to work as a dance accompanist
1938 Creates the "prepared piano," installing such objects as clothespins and boxes between the strings to change the timbre.
1938 Founds a percussion orchestra
1949 Wins a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters
1978 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1982 Awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture
1992 Dies 12 August, in New York
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