The Silent Network—The Music of Wandelweiser

@article{Barrett2011TheSN,
  title={The Silent Network—The Music of Wandelweiser},
  author={G. Douglas Barrett},
  journal={Contemporary Music Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={449 - 470}
}
  • G. Barrett
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Art
  • Contemporary Music Review
This essay examines Wandelweiser as a unique social and artistic formation while considering the social import of the group's artistic works. Tracing Wandelweiser's history and analyzing a selection of its musical works, the group is considered in relation to historical avant-garde movements and contemporary network theory. Though lacking an official manifesto, Wandelweiser's aesthetic program can be located largely in its interpretations of John Cage's silent composition 4′33″. Expressed in… 
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