Cage Against The Machine Album ready for pre-order
Thanks to the success of last years Facebook campaign to get Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name Of’ to the UK Christmas No. 1, this year there is an attempt to get John Cage’s musical experiment 4’ 33” there. Why? So Simon Cowell doesn’t get his way again ….
If you don’t know about 4’ 33”
4′33″ (pronounced Four, thirty-three) is a three-movement composition by American experimental composer John Cage (1912–1992). It was composed in 1952 for any instrument (or combination of instruments), and the score instructs the performer not to play the instrument during the entire duration of the piece throughout the three movements (the first being thirty seconds, the second being two minutes and twenty-three seconds, and the third being one minute and forty seconds). Although commonly perceived as “four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence”, the piece actually consists of the sounds of the environment that the listeners hear while it is performed. Over the years, 4′33″ became Cage’s most famous and most controversial composition.
An experimental musical art piece based on immediate ambience.