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David Grubbs: Records Ruin The Landscape – John Cage, The Sixties And Sound Recording

Frances Morgan, The Wire, June 2014

JOHN CAGE can always be relied upon for a good quote. Here an apparently lighthearted comment, in which the composer compares sound recordings to postcards in their ability to fix and thus degrade one's experience of a place, provides the title of David Grubbs's examination of the relationship between experimental music and commercially available recordings of it.

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