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Typographic Tones: Describing Silence

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  • BRIEF

    Create a personal response to John Cage’s composition Four Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds.

    RESPONSE

    My concept was to go to public places where people had to wait in groups and were usually silent. I created my own performance of 4'33" at the underground Haymarket Metro station, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne’s city center, and expressed it typographically on a time, pitch and volume based scale. The final result was over three metres long.