The Sounds of Silence

While eating curry last night I was reading Stephen Davies’s very interesting article from the Australasian Journal of Philosophy a few years back on “John Cage’s 4’33”: Is It Music?”, and was entertained to learn that the piece exists in two versions: in the published score, the movements are 30″, 2’23” and 1’40” in duration; but in the manuscript presented to Irwin Kremen, the movements are 33″, 2’40” and 1’20.

So are there in fact two pieces, one of which might better be called 4’33″‘?

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