James Pritchett was one of the first musicologists to deal with John Cage’s music on its own terms—as music. His research presented the first clear documentation of Cage’s chance operations of the 1950s and provided a model for the analytical study of this work. Mr. Pritchett is the author of The Music of John Cage (Cambridge University Press, 1992), the first critical study of the whole of Cage’s work. He has also written on the work of pianist/composer David Tudor and is currently trying to find a way to write about the music of Morton Feldman. He is married to the composer Frances White, and they have collaborated on various works. He designed and built the software for her interactive installation Resonant landscape and he created the text and video for her instrumental theatre trilogy The Old Rose Reader, As Night Falls and The Book of Roses and Memory. You can read more of his writing on music at The Piano in My Life.