John Cage Was, Photography by James Klosty, Wesleyan University Press, middletown, Conneticut, 2014

I am sitting in a house that is part of a 1950s development, approachable and open, built in the spirit of equality and communality, post-war. It is a house in the midst of trees that allows me to hear the everyday around me, while the everyday allows me to hear myself in its midst and accords me a generative responsibility for what I hear.  It is a house not unlike the Williams-Cage house that surrounded Cage with his silence; his silence was a post-war silence too that sounded the equality and communality of music - John Cage was political.