From thorin!brucee Mon Mar 23 23:18 EST 1992|
I'm sure mr cage would approve. [From] today's SMH [Sydney Morning Herald]:
On Peter Ross's ABC-TV arts show on Sunday Afternoon,
the avant garde composer John Cage was featured
performing his 4'33". It consists of the performer(s),
armed with a stopwatch, sitting silently on stage for
four minutes 33 seconds, with the music consisting of
whatever noises come from the audience or outside the
auditorium. The TV performance went well, but the ABC
was caught out by technology - a fail-safe device turns
off studio transmission if there's more than 90 seconds
of silence, and puts up a test pattern. It went into
operation three times during the performance.
Saturday Dec. 1, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and
Sunday, Dec. 2, 12–5 p.m.,
the 38th Annual Bay Area Fungus Fair,
presented by Natural Sciences Department,
of the Oakland Museum of California.
From Rick Groetchen comes this link to an article about silent songs for sale on iTunes.
Product announcement at Gear Junkies.