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No such thing as silence : John Cage's 4'33"

Author: Kyle Gann
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Icons of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage's 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music. A meditation on the act of listening and the nature of performance, Cage's controversial piece became the iconic statement of the meaning of silence in art and is a landmark work of American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Verzeichnis
Named Person: John Cage; John Cage; John Cage; John Cage; John Cage
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle Gann
ISBN: 9780300136999 0300136994 0300171293 9780300171297
OCLC Number: 428823404
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 4'33" at first listening --
The man: 1912-1949 --
Dramatis personae (predecessors and influences) --
The path to 4'33" : 1946 to 1952 --
The piece and its notations --
The legacy.
Series Title: Icons of America.
Responsibility: Kyle Gann.

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First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage's "4'33"", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures  Read more...

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"Gann's book amply demonstrates [that] Cage's so-called silent piece is as resonant with philosophical, historical, "and" acoustical complexities as many a noisier composition. . . . Gann's account Read more...

 
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