Cross, Lowell


Reunion: John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Electronic Music and Chess

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 9. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 35-42.


Language(s): English


Indeterminacy Historical Electroacoustic Devices Live Electronics Electronic Music Experimental Music


In this article, the author chronicles his involvement in Reunion, a 1968 collaborative performance featuring John Cage, Marcel Duchamp and Teeny Duchamp, with electronic music by David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor and Lowell Cross. After addressing some misconceptions about Reunion, the author outlines specific details about the conditions surrounding the performance and the sound distributing chessboard he built, he then offers an interpretation of the event.

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Cross, Lowell (1968). Electronic Music, 1948-1953