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(Slate)   4 minutes and 33 seconds of Nicolas Cage rendering your argument invalid by not saying a word   (slate.com) divider line 8
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2012-04-11 05:41:21 PM  
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4'33 was inspired in the composer of the orchestra, John Cage, by visiting an anechoic chamber in Harvard:

In 1951, Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An anechoic chamber is a room designed in such a way that the walls, ceiling and floor absorb all sounds made in the room, rather than reflecting them as echoes. Such a chamber is also externally sound-proofed. Cage entered the chamber expecting to hear silence, but he wrote later, "I heard two sounds, one high and one low. When I described them to the engineer in charge, he informed me that the high one was my nervous system in operation, the low one my blood in circulation."[14] Cage had gone to a place where he expected total silence, and yet heard sound. "Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death. One need not fear about the future of music."[15] The realisation as he saw it of the impossibility of silence led to the composition of 4′33″.

This is the 2nd time I've seen a reference to the silence chamber this week.
2012-04-11 10:12:31 AM  
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DamnYankees: Because People in power are Stupid: What is music?

At the very least, I'm gonna define it a set of sounds which is intentionally constructed to be heard in a specific way. This piece of crap doesn't even qualify under that insanely liberal standard.


Even a set of sounds has pauses and gaps in it. It's the anticipation of the next note that is music.

But you are entitled to your own definition of music. Which I think is Cage's point.
2012-04-11 03:17:59 AM  
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It's fine to hate Nic because of his choice of roles, but to say that he's an awful actor is simply wrong. He has some pretty amazing, iconic performances under his belt, and in most cases there is something uniquely Cage that he put into it. Personally, I can't imagine anyone but him pulling off the Sailor role in Wild At Heart.
2012-04-11 12:20:46 AM  
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He was the best Batman ever, in Kick Ass.
2012-04-10 07:38:50 PM  
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Because People in power are Stupid: What is music?


At the very least, I'm gonna define it a set of sounds which is intentionally constructed to be heard in a specific way. This piece of crap doesn't even qualify under that insanely liberal standard.
2012-04-10 06:48:55 PM  
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