Mixed Media – Magazine Collage & Adobe Photoshop
by: Frank Cunha III
Newark Bound by Frank Cunha III
Photo of the Day
First Class by Frank Cunha III
John Cage. A pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments.
Cage was elected to the American National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and received innumerable awards and honors both in the United States and in Europe.
He was commissioned by a great many of the most important performing organizations throughout the world, and maintained a very active schedule. It would be extremely difficult to calculate, let alone critically evaluate, the stimulating effect and ramifications that Cage’s work has had on 20th century music and art, for it is clear that the musical developments of our time cannot be understood without taking into account his music and ideas. His invention of the prepared piano and his work with percussion instruments led him to imagine and explore many unique and fascinating ways of structuring the temporal dimension of music.
He is universally recognized as the initiator and leading figure in the field of indeterminate composition by means of chance operations. Arnold Schoenberg said of Cage that he was an “inventor – of genius”.
Photo of the Day (Part 1)
“Love, Peace, Joy”
Photo of the Day (Part 2)
“Love, Peace, Joy”
I remember being a boy about 5-years-old and looking up at this American flag from my father’s rust-colored Monte Carlo after going to Sunday mass at St. Casmir’s Church in the Ironbound, Newark NJ. 30 years later the flag is faded, but it is still there. The building and the image of the American flag imprinted on it have become part of the iconography of the city as well as part of the urban fabric of the city of Newark.
Photo of the Day – August 20, 2010
This photograph was taken at Point Pleasant Beach in NJ earlier this summer. I edited the background a bit, click here for the original.
Copyright © 2010 Frank Cunha III.
Frank Cunha III – Architect & Visual Artist
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E-mail: fc3arch @me.com