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Annual John Cage Research Grant recipients chosen

Northwestern University Libraries is pleased to announce the recipients of the John Cage Research Grant for 2017-2018. This annual competitive grant, established in 2013, promotes the study of John Cage's life, music, art, and ideas through the use of Northwestern's John Cage Collection. Over the coming year, the grant will support two projects:

John Green John Michael Green – PhD candidate, Eastman School of Music. Available to our Ears: John Cage and electronic mass media. His study investigates how broadcast media shaped Cage’s creative persona, output and reception.
Haema Haema Sivanesan – Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. John Cage, Buddhism and Artistic Process: a case study. Her work explores the relationship Cage found between art and Buddhism, and investigates Cage as a contributor to the popularization of Zen in America.

For each of these projects, the grant will be used to cover transportation, accommodations, and other costs associated with visiting Northwestern for extensive on-site use of the Cage Collection.

See the John Cage Grant page of our website for more information.

Contact Greg MaCayeal, Curator of the Music Library, with any questions: or (847) 491-4233