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Re: OT Now We Will Hear Freedom
Andy, et alia,
The score that Rainer has referenced indicates that, at the first
performance, the performer (David Tudor) indicated the beginnings and
endings of each movement by opening and closing the keyboard.
Apparently, this is a scan of Cage's second version of the score; I
say this because of the note in Cage's hand, describing the Tudor
performance and the fact that he mentions a "a copy" being made for
Quite likely that the story you were told was a corruption of what
actually did happen (that Cage mentioned on the score how the original
performance had indicated the movements)...
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM, andy butler <email@example.com>
> Rainer Straschill wrote:
>> andy butler schrieb:
>>> afaik the score actually specifies that the performer should open
>> No it doesn't ;)
> I got that info from a tale of a music student who played some
> of the "easiest" Cage pieces for the performance necessary for
> his degree.
> He passed of course.
> Maybe Cage made that suggestion at some time.
> I thought the idea of the piece was to present the incidental sounds
> as music...but then Cage does refer to it as "my silent piece".