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The Music Room => Composer Discussion => Topic started by: Saul on March 16, 2008, 06:34:46 AM

Title: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: Saul on March 16, 2008, 06:34:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJagb7hL0E
Title: Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: Ephemerid 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.

Title: Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: Brewski on March 16, 2008, 11:07:50 AM
Great video, thanks for posting it. 

--Bruce
Title: Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: Saul on March 16, 2008, 01:12:05 PM
Youre Welcome, Bruce.
Title: Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: Sergeant Rock 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


Sarge
Title: Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: Saul 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


Sarge

The squirrel harmonic progressions, were a blast... ;D
Title: Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: hornteacher 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.
Title: Re: Symphony "Idiotic"
Post by: Saul 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