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John Cage & Brian Eno: A Meeting of Sound Minds

Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, September 1985

BRIAN ENO is waiting in the calm, green courtyard between his apartment and studio, just a short distance from London's trend-setting King's Road. Under the bright spring sunshine, we chat about a variety of his former projects, from Roxy Music and the Portsmouth Sinfonia to 'King's Lead Hat', and about the strange notions that motivate him. He chuckles a bit self-consciously and blushes, as he often does when discussing his own work, then falls silent. "I guess these are things most musicians don't think about," he shrugs. As if on cue, a taxi door slams outside the courtyard and John Cage enters.

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