The composer John Cage died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
One of the foremost post-World War II avant-garde composers, music theorists, writers, and artists known for his pioneering electroacoustic music, indeterminacy in music, prepared piano, and non-standard use of musical instruments.
His mother Lucretia Harvey was a journalist for the Los Angeles Times. His longtime romance with choreographer Merce Cunningham provided him with the opportunity to impact the evolution of modern dance.
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” (John Cage)
“We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.” (John Cage)
“We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life.” (John Cage)
“We need not destroy the past. It is gone.” (John Cage)
“If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.” (John Cage)