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The Silence...an introduction to the inner world of Stuart Saunders Smith
Transcript of The Silence...an introduction to the inner world of Stuart Saunders Smith
Silence as cause and effect of inner listening Rhythmic intricacy:
Non-periodicity, speech, and silence “The rest is silence” Writing and silence Inner listening;
"Listening the silence;"
Surrealistic Aesthetics Breath for mezzo-soprano and orchestra bells;
Sentence quoted from Hamlet Comparison of "Leaving" and "To Suffer Music:" rests and dots of silence;
"Links No. 5": Commentary #2;
Commentary #1: "In find no rest in silence" Coexistence, Religion, and Silence The Silence... The silence in “To Freshen the Moment!” Cage’s 4´33´´ and Smith’s 89´´:
a comparison Conclusion
"Silence makes music possible." Relation of Quakerism and music of coexistence 4'33'': Zen focus "on the concrete reality, on sensory experience and vivid imagery, rather than abstraction, emotion or cogitation;"
89'': Introspective, reflexive, abstract, ceremonial..."This movement adds mystery to silence, like the mystery of Jesus." Commentary #2
is not a wait
but a summing -up,
is not a break either.
is a hole.
We often talk
about how long the rest
The depth of a rest
by what comes before and after.
of a rest
is less important that
its depth. Commentary #1
What is there
to write in silence.
That is not golden?
That it is not empty?
I find no rest
It is an isn't
being an is. Why do we forget?
To Freshen the Moment! (The Silence...)