Thursday, June 09, 2011

John Cage - "The Activity of Sound"

John Cage discusses time and space and the "activity of sound".

Here is 4'33", Cage's most famous - or infamous, depending on your point of view - composition:

Cage: "The sound experience which I prefer to all others is the experience of silence."

And in that silence are we sometimes able to finally, truly hear.

Paul Kimball


Frank Stalter said...

It's different! I think I could play that Cage piece myself with a little practice.

Paul Kimball said...

Hi Frank,

The important thing about 4'33" is not the ability to "play" it, but rather the ability to truly hear it. ;-)