Kyoto School, Nishida, Nishitani,Tanabe, John Cage, Fluxus, Sound Art
This paper explores how the concept of Absolute Nothingness as developed in
the thought of three key Kyoto School thinkers Nishida Kitarō, Tanabe Hajime and Nishitani
Keiji has influenced the practice of sound art. The paper examines the influence of these
three philosophers on D.T. Suzuki and John Cage, the Mono-ha movement, and the Fluxus
movement before examining how these influences have shaped sound art practice.