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John Cage Piano

By Larson Associates

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Celebrate John Cage's 100th birthday by playing the John Cage Piano app on your iPad. One of the many ingenious innovations of American composer/writer/artist John Cage was his creation of the "prepared piano", in which he placed objects beneath and between the strings of a grand piano to create an entirely new instrument.

The sounds of John Cage's prepared piano are now available for you to play on your iPad with this innovative app. Play meticulously sampled sounds of a piano prepared with the actual materials used by John Cage in the preparations for his Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48) as sampled under the supervision of the John Cage Trust.

What's New in Version 1.01

Bug fixes. io7 compatibility.

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Customer Reviews

Unfulfilled potential

John Cage's prepared piano sounds are inspirational, but this app offers no way to use them with other iPad music apps.

If the developers added midi and inter app audio support, my rating would be much higher. More in-app text about Cage and his method would be a great addition, too.

There is so much this app could offer users to do and learn. As it stands, John Cage Prepared Piano is neither useful for composition or recording nor is it especially educational.

John started it all

This app offers a very straight forward look into the prepared piano that John pioneered . Now it's time to make this a full on instrument unto it's self so give us a sample option as well as a pattern sequencer that can quantize these noises and organize them into songs and then send them to anything else as an inter app player . It's time! Please! Peace Christo


Not fun as an oddity or useful as an instrument. Waste of money.

John Cage Piano
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Music
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  • Version: 1.01
  • Size: 31.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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