To celebrate the 100th birthday of John Cage the of September 2012, I made my own version of 4’33. To read more about 4’33, look here. 4’33 was originally performed in a concert hall, where the sounds from the audience and ambience was to be considered as the music. In my version is quite simple a soundscape recording, with a more eco-acoustic approach. It was recorded at this location, and the nearby river is the most significant keynote sound, along with occasional bird song and wind rustling through the trees.

Listen to 4’33 for nature 20120904

It’s a quite static soundscape, might even be boring, but as John Cage said it: “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”

Listen to the music of the soundscape around you!