(5 Sep 1912 - 12 Aug 1992)
American composer and philosopher whose inventive musical output included composing scores for film and the innovative choreography of Merce Cunningham; and also wrote essays and books on music. As a keen amateur mycologist, a collector of mushrooms and fungi, he had sufficient knowledge of his subject to win 5 million lire on an Italian TV quiz show.
Science Quotes by John Cage (1 quote)
The function of Art is to imitate Nature in her manner of operation. Our understanding of “her manner of operation” changes according to advances in the sciences.
— John Cage
A Year from Monday (1969), 31.