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Outside of John Cage- 4'33...

Postby never/ever » 03 Aug 2018, 04:25

....what is your favorite quietest track?
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

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Postby TG » 03 Aug 2018, 16:24

Someone would have posted this eventually -

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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 03 Aug 2018, 16:47

Does 4’33” have to be quiet? The performers don’t play their instruments so the audience have to concentrate on the noises of their environment but what if the environment is noisy?

*hmmm*
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Postby Count Machuki » 03 Aug 2018, 17:42

the gorton gollum wrote:Does 4’33” have to be quiet? The performers don’t play their instruments so the audience have to concentrate on the noises of their environment but what if the environment is noisy?

*hmmm*


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Postby Phenomenal Cat » 03 Aug 2018, 18:42

I went to a Wilco show and you wouldn't believe how many people turn their backs to the stage and just yap.

They also look at each others' phones.
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 03 Aug 2018, 19:21

I sometimes listen to 'Reign In Blood' at a barely audible volume while eating popcorn.
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Re: Outside of John Cage- 4'33...

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 03 Aug 2018, 19:33

the gorton gollum wrote:Does 4’33” have to be quiet? The performers don’t play their instruments so the audience have to concentrate on the noises of their environment but what if the environment is noisy?

*hmmm*


It does interest me.

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Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 03 Aug 2018, 19:34

Would the musicians then get half pay?
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Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 03 Aug 2018, 19:35

I think it's cool and not pretentious, for what it's worth.
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Postby Count Machuki » 03 Aug 2018, 19:45

Super Furry Animals wrote:Would the musicians then get half pay?


Orchestra musicians NEVER get half pay.
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Re: Outside of John Cage- 4'33...

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 03 Aug 2018, 19:50

No?

What if they cough?
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Postby Sneelock » 03 Aug 2018, 20:55

Count Machuki wrote:
Super Furry Animals wrote:Would the musicians then get half pay?


Orchestra musicians NEVER get half pay.


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Re: Outside of John Cage- 4'33...

Postby bobzilla77 » 03 Aug 2018, 22:29

Remember - the musician's performance fee also covers the price of rehearsal.
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Re: Outside of John Cage- 4'33...

Postby never/ever » 03 Aug 2018, 22:48

:lol:

You are all mental.

I used it because I surmised some funny bastard would post it as the answer to the initial question.
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Re: Outside of John Cage- 4'33...

Postby Snarfyguy » 04 Aug 2018, 00:29

The quietest band I ever saw live was Magnetic Fields. This was back before 69 Love Songs at some Princeton frat house. The audience was very engaged and respectful, which was good because you could *barely* hear them from 20 feet away.
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Postby Charlie O. » 04 Aug 2018, 01:29

Snarfyguy wrote:The quietest band I ever saw live was Magnetic Fields. This was back before 69 Love Songs at some Princeton frat house. The audience was very engaged and respectful, which was good because you could *barely* hear them from 20 feet away.

I saw them shortly before 69 Love Songs was released, at a rock club, and they might have been a bit louder than that but not much. About a third of the audience - the third closest to the stage - was quiet and respectful. The other two thirds were noisily drinking and yakking to each other. (I swear DC audiences are the worst.) I saw them earlier that day doing an in-store and that was much better from a "being able to hear them" standpoint.

I've seen Calvin Johnson and Jonathan Richman (not together) play and sing without amplification, doing kind of a strolling minstrel kinda thing. They both got away with it.
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Re: Outside of John Cage- 4'33...

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Aug 2018, 02:00

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