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This is a response to a Nintendo (DS) DS-10 performance of John Cage’s 4’33”, an avant garde piece which celebrates the aspect of silence during a musical performance. In the near future, I want to write some pieces on the future of music and performance, but for now I’ll explain that the follow-up/parody of 4’33” (which was also written by Cage) called 0’00” is a piece that calls on the performer to perform a single, loud, presumably non-musical action. The performance of 0’00” that I knew was a man that simply slammed a piano’s lid shut, then left the stage. Compare to 4’33″‘s instructions to hold the instrument silently for three consecutive movements.
The piece I parody is here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbYtOEf3vxg
See you next time.