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Andrew Druckenbrod complains about an orchestral performance of 4'33":
Why must we keep squeezing this cool idea again and again until it becomes a mockery of that it once was? And really, it never was all that great -- better in theory than reality...I'm fortunate that, at least in recorded versions, the piece still works for me.
1. Silence does not exist. One simply should listen and open one's ears. 2. Silence is a means to seperate tones and chords, in order to avoid melodic interpretations to chronology of sounds.