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Re: OT Now We Will Hear Freedom
we have this kind of discussion sooner or later in most introspection kind
of circles (meditation rituals and such) where I play.
it starts that some one comes up saying that silence is better than (my?)
I usually answer that the non music option is not silence but ambient
noise which may be worse than (good! ;-) music. (especially here in Bahia
where usually ambient noise is some radio with lowest chakra dance music
most peoples reaction is rather amazed and positive like "ah, I never
thought about it this way". it seems they do manage to not hear that noise!
On 29 Nov 2010, at 15:18, andy butler wrote:
> Rick Walker wrote:
>> The brilliance of 4'33" is that Cage is asking the listener to listen
>to the entire
>> world as potential musical sources. The audiences reactions, coughs,
>> fidgeting, etc. IS the music in 4'33".
> afaik the score actually specifies that the performer should open
> doors and windows to maximise the incidental sounds
> odd that it's known as a silent piece