you described an epigon (I suppose) It happened in the
20s at an 'avant-guard' performance that the pianist
walked in with a big hatchet and chopped the piano to
pieces, then took a bow and left. (I did not call that
People like to expect what they are used to.
--- Kim Jones <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Somebody once wrote a piece of music which in fact
> involved not
> writing a piece of music at all.
> The score of the piece merely instructs the pianist
> to sit down, open
> the lid of the piano and wait out a period of 4' 33"
> then close the
> piano lid and walk off.
> Many people who "heard" it at the premiere felt
> ripped off. Others
> agreed with the composer that music had in fact
> Something was given for Nothing
> Does something have to be paid for?
> Kim Jones
> On 06/03/2006, at 4:14 PM, Norman Samish wrote:
> > "Why is there something rather than nothing?"
> > When I heard that Famous Question, I did not
> assume that "nothing" was
> > describable - because, if it was, it would not be
> "nothing." I
> > don't think
> > of "nothing" as an empty bitstring - I think of it
> as the absence of a
> > bitstring - as "no thing."
> > Given that definition, is there a conceivable
> answer to The Famous
> > Question?
> > Norman
> Everyone lies about everything all of the time.
> Believe me.
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