Wandelweiser translates from the German wandel [change] and wegweiser [signpost].  It is the name of a music publishing company founded in 1992, the year of John Cage‘s death.

I first discovered them in the New Yorker article, The Composers of Quiet by Alex Ross.

Wandelweiser is the name of an informal network of twenty or so experimental-minded composers who share an interest in slow music, quiet music, spare music, fragile music. The word might be translated as “signpost of change” or “sage of change.”


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Alex Ross The Composers of Quiet The New Yorker September 5, 2016
Wandelweiser website
Michael Pisaro article