READING SESSION

Composer: 

Alternate Title: 

READING SESSION

Print Edition Price: 

$14.95 score

Year Authored (or revised): 

1983

Scoring: 

clarinet, piano, narration by players

Duration (min): 

8

Text Source/Author: 

The poem “Opening the Cage,” by Edwin Morgan, is based on a quote taken from John Cage. Cage said, “I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry.” Cage’s quote contains fourteen words which can be rearranged to create new combinations.

Recording: 

Capstone Records, CPS-8609, Society of Composers, Inc. 'Potpourri'

First Performance: 

University of Redlands, Redlands, CA 1983.

Composed for Barney Childs and Phillip Rehfeldt

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