Kyle Gann on "No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33"

June 24, 2012

Kyle Gann talks to Steve Paulson about John Cage's controversial composition, 4'33."  Gann is the author of "No Such Thing as SIlence: John Cage's 4'33."




I've found 4'33" is a powerful way to explore borderland dynamics. For example, here in Southern Arizona, the sounds of Mexico and sounds of America freely intermingle in a delta of sound, despite the walls and policing as demonstrated in this video. No sound is illegal...

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