Where the Heart Beats (Free E–pub) è Kay Larson

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Free download Where the Heart Beats Free download Where the Heart Beats ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Kay Larson à 5 review The first biography of composer John Cage to show how his work and that of countless American artists was transformed by Zen BuddhismOne of the greatest American composers of the twentieth century John Cage created music that defies easy explanation Many writers have grappled with Cage’s music which used notes chosen by chance randomly tuned radios and even silence trying to understand what his music means rather than where it came from An unprecedented and revelatory book Where the Heart Beats reveals what actually empowered Cage to compose his incredible music and how he inspired the tremendous artistic transformations of mid century America Where the Heart Beats is the first biography of John Cage to address the phenomenal importance of Zen Buddhism to the compo. My detailed review is here but the enthusiasm for this book at goodreads compels me to add to it I understand the appeal of this book but especially in this John Cage centennial year it provides a misleading and shallow view of the man and his workThe influence of Zen thought on Cage s work is important but it s a part of a whole Zen thought was a component of his move towards his encompassing philosophy of composition as process But it was just a part and as Cage moved through the decades much of that explicit thinking was replaced by other ideas and ultimately Duchamp and Thoreau were important to himLarson passionately yokes Cage to her own faith and what she does is unfair The breathless psychological Romanticism is antithetical to the man she s constantly speculating about what he might have read and how he might have thought about it and then making her case such as it is from those unsupported assertions Larson knows nothing about the music and is so uncomfortable with it that rather than having an opinion she defers to various critics This is a device perhaps suited for a high school English paper not here She obsesses over 4 33 and Music of Changes and this crowds out all the important beautiful music and art Cage created he was a composer after all not a philosopher and her later disavowed the overly determined chance processes from the Tao not Zen that he used for the latter work Very badly written and edited as well I know why this book was published but in the current version it should never have been publishedIf you want an introduction to Cage as he was and is Rob Haskin s new Critical Life is superb learned clear brief both truly loving and truly criticalRob Haskins Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir year it provides a misleading and shallow view of the man and his workThe influence of Zen thought on Cage s work is important but it s a part of a whole Zen thought was a component of his move towards his encompassing philosophy of composition as process But it was just a part and as Cage moved through the decades much of that explicit thinking was replaced by other ideas and ultimately Duchamp and Thoreau were important to himLarson passionately Popinjay Stairs yokes Cage to her own faith and what she does is unfair The breathless psychological Romanticism is antithetical to the man she s constantly speculating about what he might have read and how he might have thought about it and then making her case such as it is from those unsupported assertions Larson knows nothing about the music and is so uncomfortable with it that rather than having an opinion she defers to various critics This is a device perhaps suited for a high school English paper not here She obsesses over 4 33 and Music of Changes and this crowds out all the important beautiful music and art Cage created he was a composer after all not a philosopher and her later disavowed the overly determined chance processes from the Tao not Zen that he used for the latter work Very badly written and edited as well I know why this book was published but in the current version it should never have been publishedIf Sunjata Penguin Classics you want an introduction to Cage as he was and is Rob Haskin s new Critical Life is superb learned clear brief both truly loving and truly criticalRob Haskins

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Free download Where the Heart Beats Free download Where the Heart Beats ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Kay Larson à 5 review Morton Feldman and Leo Castelli who all went on to revolutionize their respective disciplines As Cage’s story progresses as his students’ trajectories unfurl Where the Heart Beats shows the blossoming of Zen in the very heart of American culture Both an innovative biography and a ground breaking cultural history of the American Century Where the Heart Beats is the work of acclaimed art critic Kay Larson Following her time at New York Magazine and The Village Voice Larson practiced Zen at a Buddhist monastery in upstate New York Larson’s deep knowledge of Zen Buddhism her long familiarity with New York’s art world and her exhaustive original research all make Where the Heart Beats the definitive story about one of America’s most enduringly important artist. I loved the first 150ish 200 pages of this book I knew little about John Cage and found it fascinating to learn about his history in general and his time here in Seattle I m down with Buddhism and enjoyed learning about DT Suzuki s introduction of Buddhism to America and thoroughly enjoyed reading about the art scene in New York at the timeUntilsomething happened about 200 pages into the book where it was just a hot mess of uninteresting and unfinished work I was looking forward to hearing from John Cage s writing and less from the author s tenuous assumptions about John Cage and Suzuki s work I skim read the penultimate 150 pages and then just gave up on the last 50 pages I just couldn t do it The last 200 pages seemed like a list of research notes with no real integration between them It was painful I decided that it was not worth accruing the extra library fines and returned it unsatisfied and unfinished It was a bummerSo 5 stars for half of the book 1 star for half of the book leaving us at a nice 3 stars it was OK

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Free download Where the Heart Beats Free download Where the Heart Beats ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Kay Larson à 5 review Ser’s life and to the artistic avant garde of the 1950s and 60s Zen’s power of transforming Cage’s troubled mind by showing him his own enlightened nature which is also the nature of all living things liberated Cage from an acute personal crisis that threatened his life his music and his relationship with his life partner Merce Cunningham Caught in a society that rejected his music his politics and his sexual orientation Cage was transformed by Zen from an overlooked and somewhat marginal musician into the absolute epicenter of the avant gardeUsing Cage’s life as a starting point Where the Heart Beats looks beyond to the individuals he influenced and the art he inspired His circle included Robert Rauschenberg Andy Warhol Merce Cunningham Yoko Ono Jasper Johns. 72412 Reviewed in yesterday s Times 8112 Had a bit of an accident in Elliott Bay Bookstore last night bought this and four other books 8612 Started reading this today having just finished the nonsensical Lost History of Skin I m hoping for a uick passage from the ridiculous to the sublime 82512 Today I finally finished ploughing through it What a disappointment And what a shame what could have been a fabulous book turned out to be dreadful It s badly written badly edited and littered with inconsistencies and non seuiturs Ms Larson doesn t understand either abstract expressionism or post modernism is disdainful of Pollock and just wrong about Oldenburg And somehow she manages to avoid even mentioning Reinhardt I learned a single fact that 4 33 was originally conceived with the title Silent Prayer Also I found some of her discussion of the particularities of Buddhist belief and it s relevance to Cage of interest but it s always difficult when you know how mistaken a book is in the territories that you know well to trust it when it strays outside them Things must really be on the slide at Penguin when they let a book like this out 9912 I kept fretting about it and decided I would after all review it


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    Download è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Kay Larson Where the Heart Beats (Free E–pub) è Kay Larson This book is vast Larson's focus is John Cage but all that made him followed by all that he made encompasses the shifting ways of producing and experiencing art that was the Twentieth CenturyRevolution evolution the world

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    Kay Larson à 5 review Download è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Kay Larson Free download Where the Heart Beats This book focuses on John Cage and his relationship with Zen and Tao and it´s very rich with thoughts about how that is related to

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    Kay Larson à 5 review Download è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Kay Larson Free download Where the Heart Beats My detailed review is here but the enthusiasm for this book at goodreads compels me to add to it I understand the appeal of this book but especially in this John Cage centennial year it provides a misleading and shallow vie

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    Download è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Kay Larson Kay Larson à 5 review Free download Where the Heart Beats Most bios and studies of John Cage acknowledge that in the middle of the century Cage became interested in first Hindu philosophy and then Zen Buddhism and that studying these things shaped his subseuent works and substituted for psychoanalysis in his personal life Few of the scholars who note this however have really exp

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    Where the Heart Beats (Free E–pub) è Kay Larson Kay Larson à 5 review Free download Where the Heart Beats I can't help it Any book that probes pushes and engages with John Cage I have to reward with 5 stars Yes at times Larson does over egg the Zen Buddhist connections with Cage's work But there is a respectfulness and a rigour a compassion and a care granted to Cage's life hereCage's uotations gleam through the book He was simply one of the most important influential and transformative people of the 20th century While mos

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    Where the Heart Beats (Free E–pub) è Kay Larson I loved the first 150ish 200 pages of this book I knew little about John Cage and found it fascinating to learn about his history in general and his time here in Seattle I'm down with Buddhism and enjoyed learning about DT Suzuki's introduction of Buddhism to America and thoroughly enjoyed reading about the art scene in New York at the timeUntilsomething happened about 200 pages into the book where it was ju

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    Free download Where the Heart Beats Download è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Kay Larson Kay Larson à 5 review As or less a philistine when it comes to the avant garde and for the most part willfully ignorant of Buddhist philosophy I wasn't sure this book was for me But after a few false starts over a few years I'm glad I committed to getting through it As LarsonCage puts it You can become narrow minded literally by only liking certain things and disliking others But you can become open minded literally by giving up your likes and dislike

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    Download è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Kay Larson Where the Heart Beats (Free E–pub) è Kay Larson Kay Larson à 5 review A treasure trove of informantion about John Cage and his music It wets the appetite to listen to of Cage's music and to read about Zen Buddhism My only complaint that the otherwise engaging writing is often repetitive as if the author has wr

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  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • Where the Heart Beats
  • Kay Larson
  • English
  • 13 September 2020
  • 9781594203404