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  1. Paul Beaudoin 4 September 2018 at 6:28 am | | Reply

    There is a beautiful description by Cage describing the compositional process of 4’33” seen in Peter Greenaway’s Cage volume of his 4 American Composers. He is asked, by an audience member at Harvard (during his Norton Lectures), about the piece. He said he composed it by small units of time. Adding them together, but filling the time units with silence. In the end, he smiles and genuinely suggests that “I may have made a mistake” in adding up the time units.

    1. Anonymous 5 September 2018 at 5:14 pm | | Reply

      That’s right, Paul. Much more on that in next week’s installment!

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