prepared piano http://krwg.org en Happy Birthday, John Cage! An interview with Michelle Schumann http://krwg.org/post/happy-birthday-john-cage-interview-michelle-schumann <p>Among the many musical innovations made by 20<sup>th</sup>-century composer John Cage were his experiments with “prepared piano,” whereby he put various objects on and between the piano strings to alter the sound. Pianist Michelle Schumann has performed tribute concerts marking Cage’s birthday every September since 2000. She came to KRWG’s studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about how one prepares a piano, her interest in Cage’s music, this centennial year of his birth, and her own musical pursuits in Austin, Texas and around the world.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:08:04 +0000 Leora Zeitlin 26804 at http://krwg.org Happy Birthday, John Cage! An interview with Michelle Schumann