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John Cage «Imaginary Landscape No. 1»
John Cage, «Imaginary Landscape No. 1», 1939
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12 radios. Performers are required to phase differently tuned radios in and out at specified points in the score.

 John Cage
«Imaginary Landscape No. 1»

In 1939 John Cage composed the first of a series of live-performance works called «Imaginary Landscapes,» which were to be performed with conventional instruments and electronic devices. While working in Seattle, Cage experimented with the electronic equipment of the recording studio at the Cornish School, and composed a part for «Imaginary Landscape No. 1» that required disc recordings to be performed on a variable-speed record player.

(Source: Jon H. Appleton and Ronald C. Perera, The Development and Practice of Electronic Music)