“Note: The title of this work is the total length in minutes and seconds of its performance. At Woodstock, NY August 29, 1952, the title was 4’33” and the three parts were 33”, 2’40” and 1’20”. It was performed by David Tudor, pianist, who indicated the beginnings of parts by closing, the endings by opening, the keyboard lid. After the Woodstock performance, a copy in proportional notation was made for Irwin Kremer. In it the timelengths of the movements were 30”, 2’23” and 1’40”. However, the work may be performed by any instrumentalist(s) and the movements may last any lengths of time.” Comet Hartley 2: NASA mission EPOXI fly-by of Comet at 9:59 EDT, November 4th, 2010 from a distance of 700km. credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD epoxi 1 slide.jpgjpl.nasa.gov text: John Cage: “four, thirty-three,”: http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/4-33/

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