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Record your own version!

You can finally record your own version of John Cage's avant garde hit, Four Minutes and thirty-three seconds.

First we must go over some Rules

  • You cannot play any instruments
  • You cannot talk
  • You cannot sing
  • Don't make any noise

Now that we have those out of the way we must accomplish one more step to ready our ears for the process we are about to go about.

“nothing is accomplished by writing a piece of music nothing is accomplished by hearing a piece of music nothing is accomplished by playing a piece of music our ears are now in excellent condition.” ― John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings

If you are detected not following these rules, you will be forced to restart your session.

You need not be afraid to upload your performance for John Cage himself was quite aware of the abundance of emotions waiting for him.

The emotions - love, mirth, the heroic, wonder, tranquility, fear, anger, sorrow, disgust - are in the audience. ― John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings

The intention of this project is very much in line with the original intentions of the original composer. To broaden what we view as art/music.

“Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school? Are the people inside the school musical and the ones outside unmusical? What if the ones inside can't hear very well, would that change my question?” ― John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings