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[quote name='alyctes' timestamp='1460847566' post='3029344']
Since nobody else has mentioned John Cage... :)
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By 4'33" isn't silent. The musicians don't play but there are always plenty of noises going on during the performance.

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[quote name='BigRedX' timestamp='1460884222' post='3029470']
By 4'33" isn't silent. The musicians don't play but there are always plenty of noises going on during the performance.
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True. But I doubt a silent band would be any different.

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[quote name='alyctes' timestamp='1460935440' post='3030005']
True. But I doubt a silent band would be any different.
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Not true. 4'33" [u]is[/u] [size=4]silent. The score states 'tacet'. [/size]

So whatever else is going on volume wise, it's not the performance.

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[quote name='MacDaddy' timestamp='1460937530' post='3030011']
Not true. 4'33" [u]is[/u] silent. The score states 'tacet'.

So whatever else is going on volume wise, it's not the performance.
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But Cage specifically wrote 4' 33" in order for the audience to hear what other sounds would normally be present during a musical performance but were masked by the music. This why there are recordings of the performance and the location of the recording is the important part. Also IIRC the instruction to the pianist (it's technically a solo piano piece) is to close the piano keyboard lid at the start of the performance and to open it again at the end.

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