From the Publisher
John Cage said:
"I like sounds just as they are.
I love the activity of sound.
I don't want a sound to pretend that it' a bucket - or that it's urm - president - or that it's in love with another sound [laugh]. I just want it to be a sound."
(from John Cage about Silence, New York 2/4/91)
This qork requires playback of a stereo prerecorded track as well as amplification.
Performances will need 2 high-frequency response stereo speakers, positioned mid-stage far-left and far-right; a subwoofer positioned center stage; and a three-channel playback device with stereo output for the tape and mono output for the click track; and 5 in-ear monitors or headphones to send the click track to performers.
A low level of reverb is to be added to the combined ensemble signal, but not to the prerecorded audio.
Performance duration (approx): 5'00