Saturday, January 1, 2011

John Cage: Number Pieces

Happy New Year everyone. Hope you all had wonderful holidays. I've been doing a lot of reading recently, and, I found myself listening to one particular playlist the most when reading modern literature: John Cage's number pieces. I found these music has a cleansing effect on the mind, as if it paints the walls of the room I'm sitting in with soothing colors, sometime in amusing shapes, but never to the point of freezing your mind, or distraction. The music always stay where they are, hanging in the air, on the walls, and leave the listeners to their own devices. Sometime it sounds even more quiet than silence.

Here's the Spotify playlist: John Cage: Number Pieces (20 tracks, total time: 6 hours)  Program notes on some pieces can be found here.