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Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta has been considered an important musician, architect, writer, photographer and intermedia artist in the beginning of the third millennium - according to statements written by personalities like John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, René Berger, Daniel Charles, Dove Bradshaw, Phill Niblock or William Anastasi among others. With several international prizes, more than fifty published books, many electronic books and thirty audio compact discs, his works are included in some of the most important art collections and world-wide recognized institutions like the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Biennale of Venice, the Computer Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus of Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Bibliotèque Nationale of Paris and the MART - Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. His works are also included in the Universalis Encyclopedia (Britannica) since 1991, in the Sloninsky Baker's Music Dictionary (Berkeley), the Charles Hall's Chronology of the Western Classical Music, as well as in the All Music Guide - The Expert's Guide to the Best Cds. Legendary musicians like John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Maurizio Barbetti, Audrey Riley and the Manhattan Quartet among others have performed his compositions. He collaborated with John Cage, as commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham, from 1985 until his disappearance in 1992. He remained composer for Merce Cunningham along more than twenty years, until Merce Cunningham's death in 2009. He is also founder and director of the Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation - Observatory, in Trancoso, Portugal ( He is co-founder and director of the HOLOTOPIA Academy, in the Amalfi Coast, Italy ( Emanuel Pimenta lives in Locarno, Switzerland - but he is also based in New York and Lisbon. His website is

John Cage: the silence of the music

100 years

Authored by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

John Cage: The Silence of the Music was originally written in the passage of the year 2000 by the Brazilian composer Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, as a celebration of ninety years of John Cage, his great friend, and ten years of his death. Fully revised for the hundred years of the great American composer, the book has more than seven hundred pages, almost one hundred and fifty illustrations and photographs, many rare and unpublished. It is a magical journey through Cage's universe, revealing not only his music and his ideas, but also who he was as a human being, his relations with the world, his dreams. The book also has texts by Lucrezia De Domizio, the legendary Baroness Durini, one of the most important figures in contemporary art of the twentieth century; with an essay by the great French philosopher of music Daniel Charles, old friend of Cage; with rare images by various photographers, among them Roberto Masotti, great friend of Cage; an unpublished photographic essay by Flavio Matangrana, also known as Matangra, on John Cage at the International Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1985; an autobiographical statement by John Cage; a list of his compositions, his books, as well as of the books written about him. John Cage: The Silence of the Music is integrated in the various celebrations all over the world of John Cage's one hundred years. It is being sold at its cost.

Publication Date:
1470077418 / 9781470077419
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.06" x 7.81"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians / General

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