Water Walk by John Cage

This clip suggested by Dominc Hislop although now rather old contains the radical ideas of smoking on live television, substituting musical instruments with water related household objects and combining progressive experimental art practice with game shows.

John Cage performs Water Walk in January, 1960 on the popular TV show I’ve Got A Secret. John Cage’s first performance on national television was originally scored to include five radios, but a union dispute on the CBS set prevented any of the radios from being plugged in to the wall. Cage gleefully smacks and tosses the radios instead of turning them on and off.

I-Ching trigrams.

John Cage holds a special place in Decalcomania‘s heart because of his implementation of chance, particualrly the I-Ching (The Book of Changes), to create music.

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