We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

John Cage Remixed

by Mira Calix and Siwan Rhys

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £5 GBP  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 5 Classical Remix releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Burst Forth My Tears / Flow My Tears, BEETHOVEN SIMULATOR, John Cage Remixed, and Maderna 100. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £16.50 GBP or more (25% OFF)


Sonata One 02:21
Sonata Four 02:07
Sonata Five 01:46
Sonata Eight 03:01
Sonata Ten 03:44


In his Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48), the American, experimental composer John Cage transformed the sound of the piano by meticulously placing objects within and between the instrument’s strings. Cage’s music for prepared piano foregrounds the instrument’s percussiveness; fragments of melody resonate on ‘unprepared’ notes, while clusters of tones, pitched and half-pitched, are rhythmically repeated.

For John Cage Remixed, Classical Remix has worked with musician and artist Mira Calix to create a new digital-instrument that re-voices Cage’s music. Calix’s electronic samples respond to the percussiveness of Cage’s sounds, extending the scope of the Sonatas using her own, idiomatic sound-world, and making connections between Cage’s music and contemporary, electronic genres. Where Cage initially turned to prepared piano as a pragmatic means of creating music to accompany dance, Calix has also brought this sense of the body into the work, transcribing and reciting recordings of Cage’s life-partner, Merce Cunningham, leading dance rehearsals.

John Cage Remixed is performed by the pianist Siwan Rhys. It is the second in Classical Remix’s series of digital, EP releases.

© Copyright 1960 by Henmar Press Inc., New York
This arrangement © Copyright 2020 by Henmar Press Inc., New York
All rights reserved


released December 18, 2020


all rights reserved



Classical Remix London, UK

Classical Remix is a collective of composers, performers, writers, and artists, reimagining historical music through innovative performance, writing, and recordings.

contact / help

Contact Classical Remix

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like John Cage Remixed, you may also like: