[Music] Here’s One I Prepared Earlier

Nice to see John Cage and his infamous 4’33” get its due in a proper article written about it.

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Find somewhere to sit, it doesn’t matter where. Imagine a musician entering the space and preparing to perform. Count to two hundred and seventy-three in beats as close to a second apart as you can manage.

Applaud as the performer exits the space.

You have just created a mental facsimile of the most famous work of American composer John Milton Cage (1912–1992). It is called 4’33” and is not, as is commonly assumed, a piece of silence but rather a period of time to notice the sounds, the music if you will, of your environment.

The piece is one of many explorations of expectations and context that Cage undertook during his career, a musical life rooted in the European tradition but moulded and influenced profoundly by Cage’s interest in Eastern philosophy, particularly Zen Buddhism.

It has been said that all behaviour is communication, which certainly includes creating music, one…

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[Music] R.I.P. Mark E. Smith, frontman of The Fall has died

Mark E. Smith, frontman of legendary UK post-punk band The Fall, has died. The Fall’s manager, Pam Van Damned, confirmed Smith’s passing in a brief statement provided to Consequence of Sound. “It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith. He passed this morning (24th January) at home. A more detailed…

via R.I.P. Mark E. Smith, frontman of The Fall has died — Consequence of Sound

The Hippest of Priests has departed this mortal coil. Mark E. Smith was 60 years old. May he rest in peace.

[Music] 10 new reissues to add to your collection in early 2018

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According to our friends at The Vinyl Factory, 2018 will be a magnificent year for reissues.  Included in this article are releases from Klaus Schulze, Songs: Ohia, Holger Czukay, Sun Ra and Kuniyuki Takahashi among others.

[Music] Rick’s Reissue Roundup: Attack of the Spring Box Sets!

Shed a tear for the hardcore prog collector — actually, don’t. This week has been absolutely crammed with articulate announcements looking to part fans from their hard-earned cash or pull them deeper into debt. And no, I’m not talking about the upcoming Derek Smalls solo album. Check out what’s coming our way as winter (hopefully) […]

via Rick’s Reissue Roundup: Attack of the Spring Box Sets! — Progarchy

Thanks to Rick for posting this. What a good year this is going to be for prog-heads!