Friday, April 24, 2009

John Cage: Just the right amount...

I went to a concert upstairs in
Town Hall. The
composer whose works were being
performed had provided program
notes. One of
these notes was to the effect
that there is too much pain
in the world.
After the concert I was
walking along with the composer
and he was telling me
how the performances had not been
quite up to snuff.
So I said,
“Well, I
enjoyed the music,
but I didn’t agree with that
program note about there being
too much pain in the world.”
He said, “What?
Don’t you
think there’s enough?” I
said, “I think
there’s just the right amount.”

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