21 years after visiting the sparse rock and sand garden Ryoan-ji (Peacful Dragon) in Kyoto he wrote this piece, here in a remastered and redesigned 2nd edition.
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Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: 153
Squidco Product Code: 14260
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve 3 panels
Recorded June 22nd, 1995 at Akademie der Kunste, Berlin by Wolfgang Hoff.
John Patrick Thomas-voice
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"In 1962, John Cage visite the small, sparse rock and sand garden Ryoan-ji (Peacful Dragon) in Kyoto. It was by all accounts a profound experience, and he carried away with him more than just a memory of a quiet, contemplative afternoon. If an experience truly transforms an individual, it becomes an idea, which we carry around with us. This idea is now a place - a point of reference - we may revisit at any time. Cage may have thought about Ryoan-ji often; in 1983 he applied an action to this idea."-Art Lange
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