Is John Cage’s 4’33” music?: Prof. Julian Dodd at TEDx University Of Manchester



Published on Jun 8, 2013

Julian is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester with a particular interest in the philosophy of music. He has recently worked on authenticity in musical performance, the ontology of jazz and musical profundity. In this talk Julian discusses the controversial 4’33” by 20th century American composer John Cage, a famous classical music composition…or is it?

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