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No such thing as silence

Kyle Gann

No such thing as silence

John Cage"s 4"33"

by Kyle Gann

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cage, John

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKyle Gann.
    SeriesIcons of America
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.C24 G35 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23643959M
    ISBN 109780300136999
    LC Control Number2009031472

    ”There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. About “Famous Oscar Wilde. He published Silence in , which included lectures and writings from the period These are extracts from the 50th Anniversary Edition of Silence. There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.

    No Such Thing as Silence (Paperback) John Cage's 4'33" (Icons of America) By Kyle Gann. Yale University Press, , pp. Publication Date: Janu Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (3/1/).   Although No Such Thing as Silence focuses on music, Cage's post aesthetic spoke so much to his contemporaries and descendants, and is sufficiently transferable, that probably no piece (and perhaps no composer) has had a broader effect.

    No such thing as silence: John Cage's 4' Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation\'s leading music critics, explains 4\'33\" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition. The composer and scholar Kyle Gann recently published “No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s ‘4' 33" ’ ” (Yale; $24), which doubles as an incisive, stylish primer on Cage’s career.


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No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33" (Icons of America) Paperback – Janu /5(11). No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33" by Kyle Gann This is a story about a silent composition that is 4 minutes and 33 seconds long, and the composer who wrote it.

The book's title gives one additional insight into the metaphorical value of the composition/5. The Paperback of the No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4' Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation’s leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical : Yale University Press.

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In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation’s leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition.

No Such Thing as Silence Book Description: First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage's 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music.

Who would have thought that a book about nothing could be so rich, fascinating and enjoyable. Not that audiences for John Cage's notorious work 4 Author: Christopher Hirst.

In No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33", Kyle Gann tackles the experimental composer's infamous "silent piece" with superb knowledge and skill. Writings on Cage are profuse, especially in the academic realm, and Gann's book serves as an artful condensation. This radical vision of the artistic and experiential potency of silence is at the heart of Kyle Gann’s investigation of 4'33", No Such Thing as Silence.

The former Village Voice new-music critic examines the ways in which Cage’s piece was and is boosted and derided, and the result is an easily digestible yet illuminating volume. John Cage’s 4’33” is one such work in need of this type of deep-rooted examination, and as Kyle Gann notes in the opening of his book, No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33”, a comprehensive study of this work could not have been written in the 20th century (Gann xii).File Size: KB.

There's no such thing as silence. What they thought was silence, because they didn't know how to listen, was full of accidental sounds. You could hear the wind stirring outside during the first movement.

In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation’s leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition.

No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33" Kyle Gann No preview available - /5(2). “There is no such thing,” Cage wrote for a lecture, “as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear.

In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.”. No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage’s 4’33” Kyle Gann, Author Yale Univ. $24 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

OTHER BOOKS Buy this book. No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33" is a solemn justification for what many at the time (and since) perceived as a prank or a hoax.

Trawling through Cage's writings and examining the score and performance of the piece, Gann elaborately reconstructs the genesis of 4'33" in the hope of making a case for it as a serious, galvanising work in the history of music and, indeed, of the arts.

While the listening public has gained a greater appreciation of 4'33" over the years, “No Such Thing as Silence” is vital insofar as it fills in the gaps in our still imperfect understanding of its importance and meaning. 4'33" is commonly derided as a joke, a provocation, “yet by the time Cage died [in ] most critics fully understood that the listener was supposed to appreciate the sounds of the.

No Such Thing as Silence. In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation’s leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition. Finding resemblances and resonances of 4'33" in artworks as wide-ranging as the paintings of the Hudson River School and the music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, he.

No Such Thing as Silence arrives amid a flourish in Cage studies, and Gann not only acknowledges this, but concedes that his work is less an original contribution than a distillation of recent scholarship.

Yet the work is so broadly pitched that it often feels unstructured. No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33" Kyle Gann First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage’s 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music.

Praise For No Such Thing as Silence: John Cage's 4'33" “John Cage opened our ears to the whole world as music. In this engaging book, Kyle Gann opens our minds to the deep reverberations of Cage’s most radical, misunderstood and influential work.”—John Luther Adams, author of The Place Where You Go to Listen.

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