Hamilton Grange Teens Interpret John Cage

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Watch as teens from the Hamilton Grange location of The New York Public Library share their interpretation of Cage's 4'33".

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Hamilton Grange Teens
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Yes

Manuscript Excerpt: 4'33''

Also known as "Silence," "4'33"" was originally divided into three distinct movements; the work incorporates only unintentional sounds.

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C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1952
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"4'33"," with Full Orchestra

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Excerpted from a concert dedicated to John Cage, this video was named a the Top 10 video in Classical Music on the U.S. edition of the WeShow Awards.

Artist Name: 
morbidcafe

Manuscript Excerpt: 0'00''

"To be performed any way by anyone."

NYPL catalog record

C.F Peters record

Date [year]: 
1962
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"4'33"," interpreted by The Anta Project

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The Anta Project sonically transforms the US/Mexico Border Wall and Sound Ecology through performance. This release of John Cage's "4'33"," as arranged by Glenn Weyant for the Nogales Arizona/Sonora Border Wall and International Landscape, transforms the wall from a symbol of fear and loathing into an instrument. In his notes on "4'33"," Cage stated the work need not be beholden to either a timeframe or an instrument. Hence, this interpretation's audio version runs well past four minutes and 33 seconds. The performers would like to note that this performance began "long before it started and continues as we speak." The creaks, pops, and groans occur as the morning sun heats the Nogales Wall and are audible to the ear without any amplification or alteration. The performers encourage viewers to visit the Nogales Wall to hear it for themselves, in real time.

Artist Name: 
Glenn Weyant

Program: New Music Ensemble 1971

This concert illustrates the decision by the New Music Ensemble to perform "Song Books" with six other works of indeterminacy. The program includes stage directions for the performance.

Date [year]: 
1971
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