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Scope and Contents John Cage was already established as an influential American composer and important leader of post-World War II avant-garde music when he began his Notations project in the mid-1960s. The previous decade had seen his compositional breakthroughs with uses of silence and chance operations. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Cage earned increasing public fame through travels and performances abroad, publication of his music by C. F. Peters, and publication of his book ...