MUSIC 101 Howard University Music Modernism Different Elements Discussion

I’m working on a art discussion question and need an explanation to help me understand better.

Some people would say that John Cage’sWater Walkisnot music! After viewing the video below from the “Gary Moore Show” reading the chapters on Modernism in your textbook, considering what you have read about the Baroque, Neo-Classic, and Romantic periods regarding tonal harmony and the tonic key, considering the music of Schoenberg and atonalharmony, explainto the “uninformed” ear why Cage’s compositionis indeed music!You must include the aforementioned in your discussion.Which of the Elements of Sound apply to Cage’s music (not all do)? Also, include “chance”, random, experimental music in your essay.Your response should be no less than one page in length.Give good description of Cage’s Water Walk.



WFMU’s Beware of the Blog: John Cage on a TV Game Show in 1960 (video)


I certainly had no feeling for harmony, and Schoenberg thought that that would make it impossible for me to write music. He said, “You’ll come to a wall you won’t be able to get through.”So I said, ‘I’ll beat my head against that wall. “John Cage

“Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener.” Arnold Schoenberg


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