Weirdest. Sheet Music. Ever.

Fans of the avant-garde (and the absurd) know all about John Cage’s “4′ 33″,” which consists of a someone sitting a piano and playing precisely nothing for four minutes and 33 seconds.  The idea is to enjoy the silence.

Not only is a, uh, performance available on iTunes for 99 cents (see?) but there’s always been sheet music.  Click on the image to see more.  (I’d reproduce it here but then I’d get hammered over copyright infringement. Cage’s estate is very protective about his work.)

(Via Boing Boing)

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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