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Salva, Ramon M. BSME – B Art Appreciation Reflection Paper “4:33 by John Cage” 4:33 a symphony that was delivered in three movements and was composed in 1952 by John Cage was really a jarring piece of music which is very meaningful and interesting even with it just being the sound of silence. This was a piece which consists of the sound of the environment which the listeners would hear while it is being performed. The title of this piece literally points out the total length in minutes and seconds of the performance where 4:33 is the total length of the first public performance. Ever since we’ve started our lessons in art we unmasked different types of art but this one in particular fascinated my mind in a very special way. As we all know our minds are always bombarded with so many ideas everyday it may sound simple but our brains almost never has the time to take a rest. By this controversial symphony by John Cage I think we would then be
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Unformatted text preview: able to reconsider and find the time for our brains to be blank as well as vulnerable to different ideas. At first I thought of this silent symphony as something so absurd that I reacted in a naïve way, I thought that there was something wrong with the music that I found but then I kept on looking and all I heard was silence, a very uncomfortable yet out of this world sound of silence which by then made me think that it was somewhat beautiful is some way it was like as if I was sailing on the sea and finding an uncharted island which was new to me that I didn’t know what is to come and yet I found it beautiful for it is untouched. 4:33 made me capable of thinking indifferently, finding the beauty in something that seemed ugly and when he finished playing the symphony, like the audience he was playing for I felt greatness inside nothingness....
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