The Sounds Of Silence: long and extremely interesting article about John Cage’s 4’33”. Wish I could remember where I got it from. Anyway it gets a little precious in places but that’s forgiveable given that Cage’s piece must be one of the most notorious – and hence most often misunderstood – in musical history. The writer is at great pains to point out that the piece took five years to compose, which I have to say seems quite a long time. Still, though, a fascinating read: I’d love to find more stuff on the future development and reception of the work.