What an extraordinarily interesting idea, Craig! I'll have to let Brian Eno 
know about this. Eno was recently talking about the possibilities of a new kind 
of "inaudible music". Actually, John Cage already "invented" that in the '50s 
with his infamous piece "4'.33" " - where the pianist walks to the keyboard, 
sits there for 4 minutes and 33 seconds (without playing anything) and then 
gets up and leaves. The "music" is in fact all the little reactionary giggles, 
guffaws, sighs etc. of the audience's outraged reaction. Also the tweets of the 
little birdies in the trees outside etc. It qualifies as music because each and 
every performance of 4'. 33" is different. The environment interprets the 
score; the performer is merely the catalyst. And I can assure you, good old 
John Cage was no stranger to the odd hallucinogenic experience.

Can we encode the music of silence in binary?


On 09/02/2013, at 10:45 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

> If music were just an audible math though, then people should enjoy watching 
> oscilloscope renditions of songs with no sound as much as they do listening 
> to them.

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