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Author:  visualstaff [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:05 am ]
Post subject:  4' 33" by John Cage

Any opinions on this? Because I think it is incredible!

In case you have no clue what I am talking about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJagb7hL0E

Author:  ZJH [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:22 am ]
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That takes some serious maturity to pull off, I think. And it takes a mature audience to not just dismiss it as just a random act of theatrics. Personally I think it's amazing.

Author:  visualstaff [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:27 am ]
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Yes, the audience seemed to be very involved. I wonder how this concert would sound in America as opposed to Britain? Interesting to think that different countries can produce different versions of the music they hear...

Author:  Bandmaster [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:57 am ]
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Rehearsing this piece must have been stressful. It must have taken hours to prepare... :?

Author:  visualstaff [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:07 am ]
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haha! I think this is the first time where the conductor needed the most rehearsal, watching that clock and all...

Author:  Hostrauser [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:18 am ]
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I wanna see someone do it on the field. :cool:

Author:  Jakob der ludner [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:53 am ]
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Hostrauser wrote:
I wanna see someone do it on the field. :cool:


which hopefully also means....NO DUTTING YAY!

Author:  PGOK [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 4' 33" by John Cage

visualstaff wrote:
Any opinions on this? Because I think it is incredible!

In case you have no clue what I am talking about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJagb7hL0E


If you would care to perform it yourself, it's only $5.95.

http://www.edition-peters.com/php/stock ... pno=EP6777


Or maybe buy the T-Shirt

http://www.edition-peters.com/php/stock ... no=TTS004S

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Author:  JCYS [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:26 pm ]
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I recall reading once that upon hearing this work, Aaron Copland wrote (to paraphrase)

"One hopes to hear longer works of a similar nature by this composer in the future."

:lol:

Author:  Hostrauser [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:01 pm ]
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:hijack:

Copland and Stravinsky both could be complete jerks when criticizing their fellow composers. That's not to say some of their comments weren't completely hilarious; like Copland's epic bash of Ralph Vaughan Williams...

"Listening to the Fifth Symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes."

:rotf:

Author:  Wildabeast [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:21 pm ]
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Hostrauser wrote:
I wanna see someone do it on the field. :cool:


It would drive the soundboard operator nuts if it needed to be amplified.

Author:  Jsaxm [ Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:41 pm ]
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Hostrauser wrote:
I wanna see someone do it on the field. :cool:


No one would get it.....unfortunately.

Author:  vore [ Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:29 pm ]
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:shutup:

Author:  Flying bird [ Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:18 pm ]
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What was that...
and to think i was actually going to watch the full 9 minutes without fast forwarding.

Author:  phatbob2007 [ Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:35 pm ]
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personally i would be pissed if i paid to get into a concert and they played that, sure it interprets the sounds we hear around us as music, but i think its better left to just be studied and never perform, i think its a waste of time that could be filled with a series of better and more deserving musical selections

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