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25 Minutes of Silence is a podcast where Joey Clift and a new guest each week sit in silence for 25 minutes.

John Cage was an experimental composer famously called “one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde.” Perhaps one of his most known works is 4’33”, a music piece where the composer sits at a piano in complete silence for the duration of the piece. Since John Cage is no longer with us, I figured it would be a great idea to have the John Cage Professor of Performance Arts at Bard College and the executive director and co-founder of the John Cage Trust, Dr. Laura Kuhn on the show. I could have talked with Dr. Kuhn about her experiences working with the late John Cage, any advice she has for would be composers, or questions about her professional experiences in music. Instead of doing any of that we just sat in silence for 25 minutes.

21. Director of The John Cage Trust – Dr. Laura Kuhn
The John Cage Trust’s Web Site – http://www.johncage.org/
John Cage’s 4’33” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEFKFiXSx4
The Selected Letters of John Cage (edited by Dr. Laura Kuhn) – https://www.amazon.com/Selected-Letters-John-Cage/dp/0819575917
Slow Motion Hummingbirds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fouo6GKGBIM