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Re: 4'33" by John Cage
Man I adored those prepared piano pieces...
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> On Mar 28, 2014, at 6:08 AM, andy butler <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 28/03/2014 10:42, Rick Walker wrote:
>>> On 3/27/2014 6:44 PM, Loopers-Delightfirstname.lastname@example.org
>>> 0'00" by John Cage.
>> Just for historical accuracy, I believe you are referring to the
>> compostion, 4'33" bt Cage.
>> Many people, parenthetically, don't understand what he was attempting
>> in that piece.
> Yup, that's how I figure it
> I heard that the score calls for opening windows and doors to increase
> the ambient
> sounds filtering into the concert hall.
> (not seen such a score however)
> It's also true that Cage, ( in "Silence" iirc ) refers to it as his
> "silent piece".
> Maybe he was pragmatic about how the piece caught on.
> It's a real shame that a lot of Cage's beautiful music is lost to
> the psuedo-intellectual smokescreen which he seems to
> have done nothing to disperse.
> For anyone unfamiliar, the prepared piano compositions are probably the
> best place to
> start, kind of Eric Satie goes atonal percussion.
> ( I think they're a Rick fave too?)