Saturday, March 24, 2007


There was an article in the WSJ today, praising John Cage's "4:33", which consists of a guy sitting on stage and NOT playing the piano for 4 minutes and 33 seconds.

The article mentions the "apparent vacuity" of the composition. I would say that beneath the apparent vacuity, lies a deeper vacuity.

One thing positive I'll say:
It's a piece that I can play!


Ergo said...

Good gawd, what insanity!

JohnJEnright said...

Ergo, yes, it's insane.

I'm sure there's some tricky theory behind it, too.