Wednesday, April 11, 2018

About silence

I haven’t seen the movie A Quiet Place yet, but the concept sounds fun and anything that shows up the noisy eaters has to be good. That said, it does reinforce the idea that silence per se is vanishingly rare; removing sound only reveals more sound beneath, as these Quakers found when they squeezed their 30 minutes of quiet into a podcast.

But, as usual, someone got there first:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

4'33" was written for piano. Who did the orchestration?

I still remember watching Pasolini's Salo in mu completist days - not for the film, but for the people in front who enthusiastically ate popcorn through torture, rape and murder. Not even scenes of coprophagy silenced their crunches...