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- 4’33’’; John Cage; Controversy; Aesthetics; Meaning
The American musician John Cage was the most controversial avant-gardists of the 20th century. His piano work 4’33’’, which he composed over five years, has become one of his masterpieces. For half a century, this work remains hugely controversial and heatedly debatable. Based on the critical analysis of other scholars in this field, this paper explores the highly innovative and subversive connotations of this work, using the story behind John Cage’s composition of 4’33’ and its corresponding aesthetic perception.
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TY - CONF AU - Zixiao Gong AU - Jinan Du PY - 2022 DA - 2022/02/01 TI - 4’33’’-Silent Shock BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Education, Language and Art (ICELA 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 39 EP - 42 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220131.007 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220131.007 ID - Gong2022 ER -