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01 January 2014
4’33” para empezar el año

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Empezamos un nuevo año con dos referencias con las que nos sentimos afines: una vez más ubuweb, el proyecto impulsado por Kenneth Goldsmith que aboga por compartir y hacer circular el conocimiento; y John Cage, figura clave en algunos de los momentos más rupturistas y decisivos de la creación en el siglo XX.

Recuperamos hoy la interpretación de la pieza 4’33” de John Cage, que tuvo lugar el 16 de enero de 2004 en el Barbican de Londres. 4’33” de silencio, pero no solo. John Cage lo explicaba cuando tuvo lugar la premier en Woodstock en el año 1952: “No entendieron su objetivo. No existe eso llamado silencio. Lo que pensaron que era silencio, porque no sabían como escuchar, estaba lleno de sonidos accidentales. Podías oir el viento golpeando fuera durante el primer movimiento. Durante el segundo, gotas de lluvia comenzaron a golpetear sobre el techo, y durante el tercero la propia gente hacía todo tipo de sonidos interesantes a medida que hablaban o salían”.

Así queremos empezar este año 2014 con la suficiente atención para detectar todo aquello que ocurre alrededor. Calmados, atentos, concentrados y sin bajar la guardia.

http://ubu.com/film/cage_433.html

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