Friday, March 29, 2019

About silence

Two interesting and related snippets in the current Mojo magazine. First, the news that Mute records will be releasing a compilation album consisting of 59 different artists’ interpretations of John Cage’s 4’33” (aka the quiet bit). New Order, Depeche Mode, Cabaret Voltaire, Einstürzende Neubaten, Wire and Goldfrapp are all on the bill for what is already my record of 2019 before I (haven’t) heard it.

And a highly Cage-y story about the late Mark Hollis who, in the sessions for Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden, went to great expense hiring and recording a large choir, and then erased their contribution entirely, explaining that he liked that he could hear where they had been.

1 comment:

Roger Allen said...

Surely we need a video of the 4'33" anthology, or we'll never be able to tell who isn't playing at any point.