Happy 100th Birthday to John Cage

How will you celebrate John Cage’s 100th birthday today? If you are in Washington D.C. you can attend the John Cage Centennial Celebration. If you are in Seattle you can attend a series of concerts around the city performing various Cage works. Here in Southern California you can check out the John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures, Pomona College Museum of Art. Or you can join in from anywhere today and listen to every sound around you for 4 minutes and 33 seconds.

Composer John Cage during his concert held at the opening of the National Arts Foundation, Washington DC, 1966. (Rowland Scherman / Getty Images)

Check out the Los Angeles Times’ guided tour of John Cage’s life in L.A., where he spent much of his youth.


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