Seriously Comma

Thursday 26 April 2007

Value judgements are not in the nature of this work as regards either composition, performance, or listening…. A “mistake” is beside the point, for once anything happens it authentically is.
John Cage, “Composition” (1952), Silence, p.59.
John Cage, cover page for manuscript of 27’10.554″ for a Percussionist (1956).
  1. Mr Ben, doubtless you already know about this. If not, you do now.

  2. Thanks, I was only dimly aware of its forthcoming existence. I'm a bit leery of books by rock musicians at the best of times. Do you know if this will be written in complete, coherent sentences?