Silence: Lectures and Writings by John Cage

By John Cage

Silence, A 12 months from Monday, M, Empty phrases and X (in this order) shape the 5 components of a sequence of books within which Cage attempts, as he says, to discover a fashion of writing which comes from rules, isn't really approximately them, yet which produces them. usually those writings contain mesostics and essays created via subjecting the paintings of different writers to likelihood systems utilizing the I Ching (what Cage referred to as writing through).

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By John Cage

Silence, A 12 months from Monday, M, Empty phrases and X (in this order) shape the 5 components of a sequence of books within which Cage attempts, as he says, to discover a fashion of writing which comes from rules, isn't really approximately them, yet which produces them. usually those writings contain mesostics and essays created via subjecting the paintings of different writers to likelihood systems utilizing the I Ching (what Cage referred to as writing through).

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Three coins tossed once yield four lines: three heads, broken with a circle; two tails and a head, straight; two heads and a tail, broken; three tails, straight with a circle. Three coins tossed thrice yield eight trigrams (written from the base up): chien, three straight; chen, straight, broken, broken; kan, broken, straight, broken; ken, broken, broken, straight; Iron, three broken; sun, broken, straight, straight; II, straight, broken, straight; tui, straight, straight, broken. Three coins tossed six times yield sixty-four hexagrams (two trigrams, the second written above the first) read in reference to a chart of the numbers 1 to 64 in a traditional arrangement having eight divisions horizontally corresponding to the eight lower trigrams and eight divisions vertically corresponding to the eight upper trigrams.

Wonld we know what to do with one if we had one? Have we got a way to make money? And if money is made, will it be spent on music? If Russia spends sixty million for the Brussels Fair,lots of it for music and dance, and America spends one-tenth of that, six million about, does that mean that one out of ten Americans is as musical and kinesthetic as all the Russians put together? If we drop money, what have we got? Since we haven't yet dropped truth, where shall we go looking for it? Didn't we say we weren't going, or did we just ask where we were going?

All that is meant is that two necessary elements in hannonic structure-the cadence, and modulating means-have lost their edge. Increasingly, they have become ambiguous, whereas their very existence as structural elements demands clarity-( singleness of reference). Atonality is simply the maintenance of an ambiguous tonal state of affairs. It is the denial of harmony as a structural means. The problem of a composer in a musical world in this state is to supply another structural means,T I Sound has four characteristics: pitch, timbre, loudness, and duration.

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