John Cage: In A Landscape (1948)

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Category: Musical composition
Dated: Black Mountain, North Carolina, August 1948
Instrumentation: Piano or harp solo
Duration: 8′
Premiere and performer(s): August 20, 1948 (with the choreography)
Dedicated to: for Louise Lippold
Choreography: Louise Lippold
Published: Edition Peters 6720 © 1960 by Henmar Press. Also published in “John Cage: Pianoworks (1935-1948)”, Edition Peters 67830 © ?.
Manuscript: ?
The rhythmic structure is 15 x 15 measures (5-7-3), following the structure of the dance for which it was written. The piece is similar to Dream, but the fixed gamut of tones is more extensive. Resonances are sustained throughout the composition, by using both pedals. The sound of the composition is very soft and meditative, reminding of the music of Erik Satie.

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