Author: Kay Larson
Title: Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner LIfe of Artists
Publisher: Penguin Press, NY, NY
Format: book (illustrated. 474 pages)
Publishing date: September 5, 2012
John Cage ‘s immense contribution to the arts – and to music by Brian Eno and Philip Glass, Morton Feldman and Pierre Boulez, Nam June Paik and La Monte Young – has a crucial yet invisible Zen component.
A new biography, Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Life of Artists (Penguin Press, 2012), by critic Kay Larson (New York Magazine, the New York Times), makes visible the music of Cage’s Zen path.