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Jan/07

Artist Improves Upon Cage's Silence


Not daunted by John Cage’s estate’s lawsuit against a group that allegedly copied 60 seconds of John Cage’s work consistng of 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence (to which the group’s lawyer had replied that Cage’s lawyer had not specified which 60 seconds of silence were copied), conceptual artist Jonathan Keats has now released, MyCage, a 4 minute and 33 second ringtone, consisting of computer-generated silence. He views this as superior to Cage’s verision, as digital technology allows for a more silent silence (although I suppose some will argue that ambient noise was one of the points of Cage’s work). HT wmmna.com.

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