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Saul

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Symphony "Idiotic"
« on: March 16, 2008, 06:34:46 AM »

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Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008, 06:56:34 AM »
Some members of the faculty at my music school performed this once (a couple years before I actually went there-- one of my theory professors told me about this) where someone had slipped in playboy centrefolds into the score.  LOL

Sure its a bit of a didactic piece, but one that was well worth doing, making one aware of the possibilities for what music can actually encompass (ALL sound). 

It sort of reminds me of when I spent roughly a year attending Quaker meetings some years ago-- which is roughly one hour of silence-- no singing, no sermon, no praying, just roughly one hour of silence, listening.  --though Cage's jumping off point was Zen, not Quakerism.


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Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008, 11:07:50 AM »
Great video, thanks for posting it. 

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Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008, 01:12:05 PM »
Youre Welcome, Bruce.

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Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008, 01:28:59 PM »
That was the most boring performance of 4'33'' I've ever heard (or not heard, as the case may be). British audiences are way too polite  ;D


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Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2008, 01:33:14 PM »
That was the most boring performance of 4'33'' I've ever heard (or not heard, as the case may be). British audiences are way too polite  ;D


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Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008, 04:20:12 PM »
I wanted to play 4'33" on my undergrad recital as my required 20th century work but was not allowed to.  Bit of a double standard there on the part of the faculty.

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Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2008, 07:15:33 PM »
I wanted to play 4'33" on my undergrad recital as my required 20th century work but was not allowed to.  Bit of a double standard there on the part of the faculty.

Its a good piece to 'perform' on your audition for Juilliard... ;D