Silence Hub performs at the Humanities Light Night

 

Professor Kate McLoughlin and Dr Suzan Meryem

Professor Kate McLoughlin and Dr. Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci of Oxford's Silence Hub performed John Cage's 4'33" (1952) on cello and tin-whistle at the Humanities Light Night on 15 November 2015.  The piece consists of silence and whatever sounds are made by the audience.  Audience-members were challenged, moved, soothed and intrigued.  Asked how silence might form a source of strength, one person replied that it was 'the perfect environment to still the mind or clarify thinking'.  Another said, 'during arguments, silence is empowering'. 

The Silence Hub is a multi-disciplinary research network hosted by TORCH.

 

John Cages 433 1952
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