MoMA’s ‘There Will Never Be Silence,’ About John Cage

John Cage
Cover of John Cage




Cage is back at MoMA, the subject of an exhibition that charts the influence of Duchamp and other visual artists on his experiments with chance operations that culminated in his groundbreaking and still-controversial four minutes and 33 seconds of silence. The score to that work, first performed by the pianist David Tudor for a stunned audience in Woodstock, N.Y., in August 1952, is in the museum’s collection and serves as the fulcral point of the show “There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33.” ”


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