I'm playing with Pandora this morning and its new integration with Facebook. More importantly, I'm streaming an old Mother Mallard track on my "music like John Cage" station. From a description of the album on the Mother Mallard website:
The music is a unique and extremely enjoyable blend of space electronics (ala Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze), minimal music (Terry Riley, Philip Glass), and contemporary classical & electronics (Gordon Mumma, John Cage).All those ingredients being good, of course. Ok, to be precise, I can't remember who Klaus Schulze is exactly and I have a mixed reaction to the music of Gordon Mumma.
Update via Wikipedia:
Klaus Schulze (born August 4, 1947) is a German electronic music composer and musician. He also used the alias Richard Wahnfried. He was briefly a member of the electronic bands Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel before launching a solo career consisting of more than 60 albums (more than 140 CDs) lasting over four decades.Update 2:
Composition date in the post title changed from 1876 to 1976. I didn't find a definitive date of the work but I"m safe in saying it wasn't composed in the 19th century.
I'm also finding the related tracks playing on John Cage radio are more "spacey" than I would attribute to the music of Cage himself. He had a rigor to his methods even if he was perpetually trying to rid his music of his own intentions.