"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


08/05/2015

Christian Wolff

End of the 40s, the eminent composer Christian Wolff became a close associate of John Cage and his artistic circle, which included Earle Brown, David Tudor and Morton Feldman.And in the 60s, close of Cornelius Cardew, he continued to experiment the idea of composition, as well to practice the improvisation.


One of his main subject was the idea of indeterminate music. If the outcome is uncertain, how do we know whether we are hearing a particular piece? How different can a piece
sound and still be that piece? His piece "Burdocks" - for one or more groups of 5 or more players - written in the 70s for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company is emblematic of his area of thought.

musical pieces to listen to 

and an interview on Sound American website



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