On April 12, 1983, the avant-garde composer John Cage sat down with an interviewer from KTRU. That very day he was giving a free concert of his own works with The Shepherd School of Music‘s SYZYGY, as well as reading his poetry.
In this interview, Cage discusses his diet, travelling, his educational background, being a tour guide, his current work, following Arnold Schoenberg, using chance when composing, and his current chance techniques.
If you recognize the interviewer, please let us know.
Image from: The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 70, No. 27, Ed. 1, Friday, April 8, 1983