Episode 38, John King


John King is a remarkable composer and multi-instrumentalist who has been a mainstay of downtown experimentalism since the mid 70s.  He studied with Morton Subotnik at Cal Arts and worked closely with Merce Cunningham all the way up until he passed away in 2009.  For this talk John takes me on a stroll through his personal history, making stops along the way with John Cage, Olivier Messiaen and Charles Wuorinen.  This is a good one.

John King