A really interesting blog over at Frieze Magazine exploring the humor in John Cage’s work…

John Cage’s audiences often felt they were being laughed at. In one 1963 interview, this accusation is made repeatedly, in a series of increasingly pointed and suspicious questions about Cage’s worth as a composer. The conversation is very funny in itself: Jonathan Cott, the 19-year-old interviewer, opens by reciting at length from Cage’s then-numerous detractors, and seems determined to be unimpressed by the replies. Yet Cage’s apparent enjoyment of this interrogation is also…

Keep reading: blog.frieze.com/jokes-improv-john-cage/