John Cage Quote

“Wherever we are, what we hear mostly is noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at fifty miles an hour. Static between the stations. Rain. ….  we can compose and perform a quartet for explosive motor, wind, heartbeat and landslide.”

Quote taken from  ”The Future of Music: Credo”  Silence, Lectures and Writings by John Cage, published in 1971. This text was first delivered by Cage as a talk at a meeting of Seattle Arts Society organized by Bonnie Bird in 1937.

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