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9. Re: Very quiet recordings

Subject: 9. Re: Very quiet recordings
From: "Avocet" madl74
Date: Wed Jun 6, 2012 3:55 pm ((PDT))
> 'silence' as Cage used it was a musical term, related to the use of
> a space between gestures. It works in that sense but its interesting
> to note that Cage never meant it to mean 'silent' - it was just an
> instruction for the musicians or to frame a space.


When the BBC first broadcast Cage's 4'33", they couldn't transmit
"silence", so they added a metronome ticking.


David Brinicombe
North Devon, UK
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - Ambrose Bierce

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