4'33' Poem by Daniel Y.

4'33'



Sounds.
Sounds like
(...)
Sounds like heat death.

The audience wriggles and writhes:
rustle, cough cough, taptaptap, anything to

Break the uncomfortable (...)
Sounds like midnight winter
At -273 celsius
Seconds.

Follows all the rules
Without any
(music) .

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: music
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Daniel Brick 02 September 2014

This is a shot in the dark. In the late 50's John Cage directed a pianist to enter the open air stage, sit, open the piano cover, sit still for several minutes, close the cover and leave the stage. His point was there was already music in the environment for all to listen to. He later cited the Hollywood street noise of people bustling, traffic, buzzing flies, etc. I wonder if anyone got his point in that first audience?

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