The Process That Is the World: Cage/Deleuze/Events/Performances by Joe PanznerThe Process That Is the World: Cage/Deleuze/Events/Performances by Joe Panzner

The Process That Is the World: Cage/Deleuze/Events/Performances

byJoe Panzner

Hardcover | December 17, 2015

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The Process That Is the World grapples with John Cage not just as a composer, but as a philosopher advocating for an ontology of difference in keeping with the kind posited by Gilles Deleuze. Cage's philosophy is not simply a novel method for composition, but an extensive argument about the nature of reality itself, the construction of subjects within that reality, and the manner in which subjectivity and a self-creative world exist in productive tension with one another. Over the course of the study, these themes are developed in the realms of the ontology of a musical work, performance practices, ethics, and eventually a study of Cagean politics and the connection between aesthetic experience and the generation of new forms of collective becoming-together. The vision of Cage that emerges through this study is not simply that of the maverick composer or the "inventor of genius," but of a thinker and artist responding to insights about the world-as-process as it extends through the philosophical, artistic, and ethical registers: the world as potential for variance, reinvention, and permanent revolution.
Joe Panzner is a lecturer in Music History at the Ohio State University and Capital University, USA.
Title:The Process That Is the World: Cage/Deleuze/Events/PerformancesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.75 inPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Chapter One: "The Process That Is The World" (Introduction) Chapter Two: "It Is Not, It Becomes" (Works) Chapter Three: "A Mistake Is Beside the Point" (Ethics) Chapter Four: "Happy New Ears!" (Encounters) Chapter Five: "Through Many a Perilous Situation" (Performances) Chapter Six: "To Inhabit the World" (Politics) Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

This smart, well-written book reveals deep and convincing connections (ontological, ethical, aesthetic, and political) between one of the twentieth century's most important philosophers and one of its most important composers - resonances that have been noted by others but never fully explored. Panzner helpfully explicates Deleuze's key ideas and draws on them to develop Cage's philosophical position. Conversely, he shows how Cage exemplifies and expands Deleuze's aesthetics.