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10. Re: Very quiet recordings

Subject: 10. Re: Very quiet recordings
From: "Bernie Krause" bigchirp1
Date: Wed Jun 6, 2012 4:26 pm ((PDT))
...and when Cage first performed 4'33" in New York, he insisted that
the ushers throw open the doors to let in the sounds of the street
outside of the hall.


On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:54 PM, Avocet wrote:

>> '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.
> Jez,
> When the BBC first broadcast Cage's 4'33", they couldn't transmit
> "silence", so they added a metronome ticking.
> David
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> sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie
> Krause.
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