John Cage

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  • John is born

    John is born
    Born in Downtown Las Angeles
  • Convinced he wants to be composer

    Convinced he wants to be composer
    John decides in high school he wants to be a writer
  • Cage enrols in college

    Cage enrols in college
    Cage enrols in Pomona College in Claremont as a theology major
  • Cage drops out of college

    Cage drops out of college
  • Cage heads to New York

    Cage heads to New York
    Goes here to study music and gets lessons from Cowel
  • Invents Prepared piano

    Invents Prepared piano
    invention of the prepared piano—a piano which has had its sound altered by objects placed on, beneath or between the strings
  • Cage starts writing music

    Cage starts writing music
    Cage writes "Dad" and "Crete" (named after his parents)
  • Cage creates 4'33

    Cage creates 4'33
    Cage composed the piece that became his best-known and most controversial creation: 4′33″.
  • John dies

    John dies
    dies of natural causes