Monday, November 29, 2010

spectacular silence


I certainly do not hate the fact that so many people share this John Cage's iconic piece, but...I don't know how to put it....it's funny(thanks sound designer Tim Prebble for the posting).

4'33" is meant to be shared. It's a spectacle in the first place. In a way, sharing a moment itself is more important for this piece than listening to the silence, or the environmental sound (you can enjoy silence privately whenever you want). In this sense, there may be nothing wrong with this concert.

By the way, stop talking about "American context." I think this is the BBC's bad behavior.

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