Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fuck You John Cage...

...for inflicting the pretentious nonsense that is 4'33" on the world.

4′33″ is a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992). It was composed in 1952 for any instrument (or combination of instruments), and the score instructs the performer not to play the instrument during the entire duration of the piece throughout the three movements (the first being thirty seconds, the second being two minutes and twenty-three seconds, and the third being one minute and forty seconds).

Although commonly perceived as "four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence", the piece actually consists of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed.

What an absolute load of shit.

Reminds me of when Liz goes to a party with 'The Hair' and is offered boxes of pure oxygen infused with a saffron and white truffle oil.


Robert said...

If they ever want to play this near me imma turn up with a boombox.

Wil said...

What is a bigger load of shit is that Cage sued Mike Batt for breach of copyright for releasing a single of one minute silence. What a cunt.

Ian Human said...


I'm glad that hack is dead.