Silence Hub performs at the Humanities Light Night

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'. 

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John Cage's 4'33" (1952)

 

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Professor Kate McLoughlin performing

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Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci performing

 

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Professor Kate McLoughlin and Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci performing together

 

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

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