An Interesting Critique of John Cage
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 07-21-11
A deaf person listening to "4'33"
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"Music is sound. Some sounds may be music. Silence is the medium in which sounds and music are expressed. Spare me the next crackpot offering of themes and variations on silence. The deaf have ways of understanding sound and appreciating music. Tell me how you would convey the artisitic merit of silence to the deaf??"

-Justinae, reader/contributor to the London Telegraph.

How indeed could the deaf be made to appreciate "4'33?" A new problem for Cage studies.

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