John Cage – Quar­tet (1. Mod­er­ate) To test ex­ten­sion

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John Cage is, un­fairly but in­evitably, most closely as­so­ci­ated with his 1952 com­po­si­tion 4’33”, which is per­formed in the ab­sence of de­lib­er­ate sound. But his achieve­ments as an avant-garde com­poser and the­o­rist ex­tend well be­yond the the thick end of five minute’s-worth of non-par­tic­i­pa­tion by mu­si­cians.

Per­cus­sive reper­cus­sions

Some of his more fun­da­men­tal ideas of in­de­ter­mi­nant and aleatoric mu­sic are demon­strated in this piece – and, as an ex­am­i­na­tion of your sys­tem’s high-fre­quency ex­ten­sion, it’s as use­ful as it is chal­leng­ing. Built ex­clu­sively from per­cus­sive hits, clangs, strikes and clonks, it not only tests your set-up’s abil­ity to reach up to­wards the lim­its of hu­man hear­ing but also your hear­ing’s abil­ity to tol­er­ate five min­utes'-worth of un­pre­dictable rep­e­ti­tion.

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