Friday, March 16, 2012

John Cage: 4´33´

The Norwegian brass and percussion band Eikanger Bjørsvik Musikklag performed John Cage´s famous piece 4´33´´ at the Borealis festival in Bergen yesterday. The piece should last 4 minutes and 33 seconds, but Eikanger Bjørsvik clocked in at 5 minutes and 20 seconds. I don´t know how Cage fans will react to that, but some improvisation must be OK, or?

I have to say that it sounded best when they did not mute the horns.
And of course somebody uploaded the concert on YouTube. Not great filming, but quite good sound quality. Should be played loud!

You will find my pictures from Borealis 2012 on Flickr.

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