AskSubmitAboutTwitterInstagramArchive

John Cage, one of my favorite artists, turns 100 years old tomorrow.

Here’s Cage on his famous piece, 4’33”, a composition consisting of nothing but silence:

The marvelous thing about 4’33” is that it can be any length, so that we can listen at any time to what there is to hear.

Hear all that Cage has to say about 4’33” on SFMOMA’s website here.

Image: a screen shot taken from Cage’s Silence via Amazon.

131 notes

  1. blurringsouls reblogged this from pyramidrome
  2. lambette reblogged this from impf
  3. impf reblogged this from ragingsuns
  4. ursamajorx reblogged this from artsee-artscene
  5. deep-high reblogged this from sfmoma
  6. mindtricks- reblogged this from pyramidrome
  7. tsaarland reblogged this from ragingsuns
  8. ragingsuns reblogged this from miguelcarlos
  9. violet-lilly reblogged this from sfmoma
  10. somethingmalleable reblogged this from sfmoma
  11. fonglr reblogged this from pyramidrome
  12. artsee-artscene reblogged this from sfmoma
  13. saaxirad reblogged this from sfmoma
  14. iamorganisedchaos reblogged this from sfmoma
  15. parkerlewiscanlose reblogged this from sfmoma and added:
    The song (4’33”) is available on iTunes - and yes, people have purchased it. They have paid $.99 for a track that is...
  16. euliss reblogged this from miguelcarlos
  17. ririran reblogged this from transfinitism
  18. lejuice reblogged this from sfmoma
  19. hrtysze reblogged this from sfmoma
  20. elkrunningfromwolves reblogged this from sfmoma
  21. miguelcarlos reblogged this from sfmoma
  22. shark-fartsicles reblogged this from sfmoma
  23. akwisotzkey reblogged this from sfmoma
  24. transfinitism reblogged this from sfmoma
  25. itsthom reblogged this from imagesfromzembla and added:
    In Australia, today.