4' 33" by John Cage

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4' 33" by John Cage

Post by visualstaff » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:05 am

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
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Post by ZJH » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:22 am

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.
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Post by visualstaff » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:27 am

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...
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Post by Bandmaster » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:57 am

Rehearsing this piece must have been stressful. It must have taken hours to prepare... :?
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Post by visualstaff » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:07 am

haha! I think this is the first time where the conductor needed the most rehearsal, watching that clock and all...
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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:18 am

I wanna see someone do it on the field. :cool:

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Post by Jakob der ludner » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:53 am

Hostrauser wrote:I wanna see someone do it on the field. :cool:
which hopefully also means....NO DUTTING YAY!
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Re: 4' 33" by John Cage

Post by PGOK » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:28 pm

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

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Post by JCYS » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:26 pm

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."

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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:01 pm

: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."

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Post by Wildabeast » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:21 pm

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.
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Post by Jsaxm » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:41 pm

Hostrauser wrote:I wanna see someone do it on the field. :cool:
No one would get it.....unfortunately.
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Re: 4' 33" by John Cage

Post by vore » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:29 pm

:shutup:
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Post by Flying bird » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:18 pm

What was that...
and to think i was actually going to watch the full 9 minutes without fast forwarding.

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Post by phatbob2007 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:35 pm

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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