Silence Between Stations

…A silent 60-second track on the album of his latest classical chart-topping protégés, the Planets, has enraged representatives of the avant-garde, experimentalist composer John Cage, who died in 1992. The silence on his group’s album clearly sounds uncannily like 4’33”, the silence composed by Cage in his prime…. As my mother said when I told her, ‘which part of the silence are they claiming you nicked?‘.’

Thanks Adam.

1 + 1

Here’s a Philip Glass composition you can play yourself, as printed in Score: An Anthology of New Music (out of print I assume but probably findable in a university’s library):

Any table top is amplified by means of a contact mike, amplifier and speaker.

The player perfoms 1 + 1 by tapping the table top with his fingers or knuckles.

The following two rhythmic units are the building blocks of 1 + 1:

a) sixteenth note – sixteenth note – eighth note

b) eighth note

1+1 is realized by combining the above two units in continuous, regular arithmetic progressions.

The tempo is fast. The length is determined by the player.