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The John Cage Remixes

The John Cage Remixes are music mashups of selected John Cage Compositions for Piano. The original scores were performed by Steffen Schleiermacher, and released in John Cage Complete Piano Music Volume1 & 2, 1998. After listening to the compositions over the years, I realized that mashups of the selected recordings would follow the principles of chance as promoted by Cage.

These remixes were released on Remix Theory in the month of September, 2013. The Mashup John Cage Music for 14 Pianos (Remix) was remixed as part of a longer composition at the Museum El Chopo on September 7, 2013.

John Cage 3 Compositions for Piano @ 5 (Remix)

John Cage 3 Compositions for Piano @ 5 (Remix) is a mashup of three compositions that last around 5 minutes. The compositions mashed include:

1) Music for Piano 2: 5:21
2) Roots of Unfocus: 5:01
3) Music for Marcel Duchamp: 5:20

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John Cage 3 Compositions for Piano @ 4 (Remix)

John Cage 3 Compositions for Piano @ 4 (Remix) is a mashup of three compositions that last around 4 minutes.The compositions mashed include:

1) Primitive: 4:03
2) Music for Piano 1: 3:47
3) Music for Piano 37-52 , Part 1: 4:01

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John Cage 2 Compositions for Piano @ 3 (Remix)

John Cage 2 Compositions for Piano @ 3 (Remix) is a mashup of two compositions that last just over three minutes. The compositions mashed include:

1) And the Earth Shall Bear Again: 3:15
2) Spontaneous Earth: 3:05

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John Cage 7 Compositions for Piano @ 2 (Remix)

John Cage 7 Compositions for Piano @ 2 (Remix) is a mashup of compositions that last just over two minutes thirty seconds. The compositions mashed include:

Music for Piano 20: 2:33
Music for Piano 85: 2:16
Totem Ancestor: 2:20
A Room: 2:26
Tossed as it is Untroubled: 2:31
Tripple Paced: 2:25
The Unavailable Memory of: 2:22

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John Cage Music for 14 Pianos (Remix)

John Cage Music for 14 Pianos (Remix) is a mashup of Cage’s “Music for 5 Pianos,” “Music for 4 Pianos,” “Music for 3 Pianos,” and “Music for 2 Pianos.” All four pieces are 7 minutes plus a few seconds long.

“Music for 14 Pianos” was remixed live on September 7, 2013 at the El Chopo Museum, UNAM in Mexico City, at which point it became part of much longer performance.

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