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John Cage
John Cage
John Cage
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A song that represents contemporary music composed only of pause (silence) announced by John Cage in 1952. Premiere opens and closes the piano keyboard lid quietly for each movement (first movement – 33 seconds, second movement – 2 minutes and 40 seconds, third movement – 1 minute 20 seconds), making a performance of 4 minutes and 33 seconds It was due to David Tudor. The choice and organization of the instruments to use is left to the discretion of the performer, but it is almost always a piano solo or orchestra organization. I heard that the player also wanted “to be able to stop breathing and heartbeat for at least 5 minutes.” John Cage is said to have been famous as a mushroom researcher.