A Study of Silence
“They missed the point. There’s no such thing as silence.
What they thought was silence, because they didn’t know how to listen,
was full of accidental sounds.
You could hear the wind stirring outside
during the first movement.
During the second,
raindrops began patterning the roof,
and during the third
the people themselves made all kinds of interesting sounds
as they talked or walked out.”
John Cage speaking about the premiere of 4′33″
Conversing with Cage
by Kostelanetz, Richard 2003
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