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4' 33"

Mini-lecture from An American Concert, July 12, 2014
by Charles Hulin

John Cage’s 4’33” is a cornerstone of 20th century music and a provocative statement about the nature of music and the roles of composers, performers, and audience members. 469 more words

Charles Hulin IV

John Cage, Cage: Early Electronic and Tape Music (Sub Rosa, 2014)

There’s noise and there’s noise. I love Sonic Youth, and Steve Reich using a repeated, doubled, unsynchronised snippet of speech as a song, and the kinds of squeaks and wails that show up on Public Enemy recordings (for example). 118 more words


"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain"*...


To Epictetus’ dictum in the title of this post, one might add “disdain”…

“That most deformed concept-cripple of all time.”

Friedrich Nietzsche on Immanuel Kant… 477 more words

Cage’s microtonal rāgas

John Cage’s 18 microtonal rāgas are found in Solo for voice 58 from Song books (1970).

To perform them, the dhrupad and experimental music… 153 more words


Forgetful Snow

Rosanna Albertini
about MELINDA RING‘S  Forgetful Snow, a four hour performance

at The Box Gallery, Los Angeles

Could it be that human bodies, skin coats on bones growing bushes of hair here and there move in the space like snow flakes? 262 more words

Los Angeles Stories

Cage, 4’20”.

X: Every time I listen to this song, I hear something new. Y: It could be that you have a short memory.



In this article I’ll talk about the music that is the case nedeterminaciji. The aim is to explain why and how to create such music there, then explain and distinguish the most basic concepts and analysis of the works of close reasoning, that the world itself composers that are particularly relevant to the history of art music, definitely present, and future of the ineffable. 1,892 more words