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John Cage
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:79
Birth Date:September 5, 1912
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
Birth Name:John Milton Cage
Birth Place:Los Angeles, CA
Died Date:August 12, 1992
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Occupation:Ameriqan modern composer, immortalised the dreaming beauty of suburban gardens and children off to early morning school

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JOHN CAGE
John Cage

Biography:John Cage (September 5, 1912 - August 12, 1992) was an American experimental music composer, writer and visual artist. He is most commonly known for his 1952 composition 4'33", whose three movements are performed without playing a single note.

Cage was an early composer of what he called "chance music" (and what others have decided to label aleatoric music)—music where some elements are left to be decided by chance; he is also well known for his non-standard use of musical instruments and his pioneering exploration of electronic music. His works were sometimes controversial, but he is generally regarded as one of the most important composers of his era, especially in his raising questions about the definition of music.

John Cage put Zen Buddhist beliefs into practice through music. He described his music as "purposeless play", but "this play is an affirmation of life—not an attempt to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we are living, which is so excellent once one gets one's mind and desires out the way and lets it act of its own accord."

Cage was also an avid amateur mycologist and mushroom collector: he co-founded the New York Mycological Society with three friends. He was a long-term collaborator and romantic partner of choreographer Merce Cunningham.

Cage is also known as the inventor of the mesostic, a type of poem.


Chinese Horoscope for John Cage
Includes characteristics and Vices
John Cage's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: September 5, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Appeal
Influence
Thrift
Sociability
Intellectual Skill
Charisma
Vices:
Nervousness
Verbosity
Acquisitiveness
Thirst for Power
Guile
Meddling


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

John Cage's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: September 5, 1912

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

John Cage's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: September 5, 2009

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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