Silence: Lectures and Writings

By John Cage

Silence, A 12 months from Monday, M, Empty phrases and X (in this order) shape the 5 components of a sequence of books within which Cage attempts, as he says, to discover a fashion of writing which comes from rules, isn't really approximately them, yet which produces them. usually those writings contain mesostics and essays created by way of subjecting the paintings of alternative writers to probability techniques utilizing the I Ching (what Cage known as writing through).

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Neither is his use of tape appropriate, for in wasteland. he makes an attempt to make tape sound just like the orchestra and vice versa, displaying back a scarcity of curiosity within the ordinary variations of sounds, who prefer to provide all of them his unifying signature. during this admire his want for continuity doesn't correspond to the current desire for discontinuity (discontinuity has the influence of divorcing sounds from the load of mental intentions). notwithstanding Varese used to be the lirst to put in writing at once for instrumental ensembles (giving up the piano caricature and its orchestral coloration), bis means EDGARD VARESE/13 of doing this used to be managed via his mind's eye to the purpose of exploiting the sounds for his personal reasons.

As I see it, poetry isn't really prose just because poetry is in a single method or one other formalized. it isn't poetry because of its content material or ambiguity yet as a result of its permitting musical parts (time, sound") to be brought into the area of phrases. hence, regularly, details irrespective of how stuffy (e. g. , the sutras and shastras of India) used to be transmitted in poetry. It used to be more uncomplicated to know that method. Karl Shapiro can have been pondering alongside those strains whilst he wrote his Essay on Rime in poetry.

36'00" to determine the top of this craze for Bach. A scholar as soon as acknowledged to me: I comprehend what you are saying approximately Beethoven & i feel I agree yet i've got a truly critical query to invite you: How do you are feeling approximately Bach? a valid is a legitimate. to achieve this: one has to place a cease to learning track. 10" the main enlivening factor approximately magnetic tape is that this: no matter if we really do it or now not, every little thing we do do, say what we are doing, is aHected; noticeably, via it. Rhythm isn't mathematics. And so is fbis unfinished paintings: thus far for 2 pianists, 20" string-players, lecturer strains of demarcation are O.

What in heaven's identify are they going to serve us for dinner, and what occurs afterwards? extra tune? Uviog or lifeless, that is the enormous query, in the event you get sleepy, do you fall asleep? Or do you lie unsleeping? Why do i must cross on asking questions? Is it a similar cause i need to cross on writing tune? yet it really is transparent, is not it, i am not writing song without delay? Why do they name me a composer, then, If all I do is ask questions? If one among us says that each one twelve tones can be in a row and one other says they can not, which one among us is true?

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