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Burkhard Wölfel versuchsanstalt at gmx.de
Fri Jul 10 12:32:24 EDT 2009

Am 10.07.2009 um 16:28 schrieb drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com>:

> Just for fun:
> http://classicalconvert.com/2007/07/the-stupidest-music-lawsuit-ever-infringing-on-cages-433/
> http://archives.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/23/uk.silence/

Thanks for the links. I am sure Cage would have laughed about the  
lawsuit. Who knows if Ed. Peters would have sued if he were still alive.

What the articles are missing, and I think that is an important aspect  
of the work, is the various reactions of the audience when 4'33 is  
performed. If you have the chance to listen (sic!) to such a  
performance, don't miss it. Bear in mind that modern audiences are  
usually informed about the nature of the piece and you are not likely  
to witness very angry reactions. The grotesque aspect of it gets far  
more attention today.

By the way, did you know that all four movements are available on  
iTunes? 0,99€ each, as you would expect.

Again, I am sure he'd have laughed about it, happy about the discussion.

Oh yes, and did you know also that Cage did not listen to recorded  
music at all?

- Burkhard

> drew
> On Friday 10 July 2009 02:13:46 Arnold Krille wrote:
>> On Thursday 09 July 2009 23:12:09 drew Roberts wrote:
>>> On Thursday 09 July 2009 13:10:08 you wrote:
>>>> We could call it  4'33"
>>> Yeah but there could well be copyright issues if one person quotes
>>> another person's nothing.
>> No, until now citations are allowed if they stay within reasonable  
>> size
>> compared to the original. So you aren't allowed to quote the full  
>> silence
>> but quoting short extracts from empty mails is okay... (*)
>> Arnold
>> (*) Of course, german newspapers are working towards making citations
>> non-free of charge. :-/
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