In a Landscape


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John CageIn a Landscape (1948)
for piano

Ulrich Löffler, piano

Janet Sinica, video/editing
Jan Böyng, editing
Wolfgang Ellers, recording producer/editing

What shall I write about a piece of music that meditatively stretches out at a moderate volume for about 9 minutes without anything special or noticeable happening; a piece of music in which arpeggiated sequences of notes pass by as a kind of melody countless times without any changes; a piece of music that makes time stand still in a hypnotic way; a piece of music that does not need any inventive interpretation because it plays itself as if by itself, unimpressed by the laws of physics? Perhaps exactly that … (Ulrich Löffler)