John Cage Piano 4+

Larson Associates

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings
    • $0.99



Celebrate the music of John Cage by playing the John Cage Piano app on your iPad. One of the many ingenious innovations of American composer/writer/artist John Cage was his creation of the "prepared piano", in which he placed objects beneath and between the strings of a grand piano to create an entirely new instrument.

The sounds of John Cage's prepared piano are now available for you to play on your iPad with this innovative app. Play meticulously sampled sounds of a piano prepared with the actual materials used by John Cage in the preparations for his Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48) as sampled under the supervision of the John Cage Trust.

What’s New

Version 1.02

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Updated for iOS 11 and 64 bit operation.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

gfruf ,

Just one issue

I love this app. The app is ultimately the coolest app ever, but i have an issue with closing it. The app won’t swipe up to close. It kinda locks in and i have to shut down the entire phone to close the app.

Mario Ajero ,

Nice Tribute to John Cage

Very enjoyable to play with and you don't have to stick foreign objects inside your piano! I like how you can upload a recording that you create onto the John Cage website to share with others. The ability to hook up a MIDI Keyboard controller to play the prepared piano sounds would be a very nice enhancement to this app.


The sound is accurate but…

I wish it had MIDI capabilities. It is the only downside for me. I wish i could play without hving to touch the iPad.
Other than that, the sound is accurate.

App Privacy

The developer, Larson Associates, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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