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Re: "Repetition defines music"

except it became 4'33" by john cage. the whole emphasis in the piece IS that the piece takes a certain amount of time, along with showing that music requires participation by the listener. and eventually it got the silly title One3 = 4′33″ (0′00″) + GClef.svg.  I still say duration is the only true value all music shares, along with audibility. how does that differentiate music from a horn blast from a car? it doesn't. and even 4'33" is technically audible. just my two cents.

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On Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:28 PM, Todd Elliott <toddbert@gmail.com> wrote:
0'00" by John Cage. 

Sort of. 

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 10:59 AM, <mike@michaelplishka.com> wrote:
Brilliant!  Any music pieces that are a singularity?
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Subject: Re: "Repetition defines music"
the one thing that all music has in common is duration. all musical pieces last for a length of time, even if it ridiculously long:
Organ²/ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible) is a musical piece by John Cage and the subject of one of the longest-lasting musical performances yet undertaken. ...
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On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:52 PM, In Mobile <in-mobile@laposte.net> wrote:

I'll add:
Ultimately, any definition will be discarded as unreliable. While Leon Theremin introduced dancing about music, talking about it is blah blah blah.
You know.

So basically: music is a statement. It is so when you say so.
And that's it.