Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Happy Centenary, John Cage. Here's how to celebrate...

Set your stopwatch NOW.
Let it run for exactly 4 minutes and 33 seconds.
In which time you sit still.
And you listen
To the world around you.
Is there music?
It is music. It is always music.
Get used to it.
But not too used to it.

"Nichi nichi kore ko nichi." Each day is a beautiful day.

"The situation of being constantly on the brink of change, exterior and interior, is what makes the question that has been asked difficult to answer. One never reaches a point of shapedness of finishedness. The situation is in constant, unpredictable change..."

"It's not futile to do what we do...We wake up with energy and we do something. And we make, of course, failures and we make mistakes, but we sometimes get glimpses of what we might do next."