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Thursday, December 23, 2010

In a Silent Way: 4'33"

Two noted music critics at a performance of 4'33"
Image of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy © Hal Roach Library/
There's been a lot of stuff on this blog recently about 4'33", the iconic piece of anti-music by composer John Cage. Over in the UK, there was even an effort to get the piece played as the BBC's Holiday Single, à la the film Love Actually.

Anyway, here's a recent performance from Dutch television featuring composer, conductor and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw offering his interpretation of the piece in front of a television audience. I am sure that you will find it interesting...listening.

If that's not enough about 4'33" then check out my recent 'review' of a studio MP3 recording of the work, currently available on

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