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1. Re: Very quiet recordings

Subject: 1. Re: Very quiet recordings
From: "Jez" tempjez
Date: Thu Jun 7, 2012 12:59 pm ((PDT))
perhaps they did, but if so they missed the point - which is that there is 
never a silence there. There are always the sounds of the space & the audience 
/ performer etc etc - which was the whole point of the piece. By the way Cage 
more or less nicked the idea from Raymond Scott who decades before composed a 
'silent' piece for big band that lasted 6.40mins & was played on radio (with no 
metronome added).

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

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