john cage started composing not in melody and pitch anymore, really, but in tone.
In the U.S, Allan Kaprow, an artist pupil of john cage, came up with the word “Happening” in 1957.
Over their 50-year friendship, Robert Rauschenberg and composer john cage shared ideas, projects, friends—even bedbugs.
early 13c., from Old French cage "cage, prison; retreat, hideout" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (cf. Italian gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)).
1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.
: a big cage star/ the cage standing
(Heb. kelub', Jer. 5:27, marg. "coop;" rendered "basket" in Amos 8:1), a basket of wicker-work in which birds were placed after being caught. In Rev. 18:2 it is the rendering of the Greek _phulake_, properly a prison or place of confinement.