Greenpoint, October, 2015

Monday, May 5, 2014

Practice Patience

From John Cage's collection of 190 paragraph-long one minute stories. The text of each is is formatted to take up the same card-size space. In the piece, Indeterminacy, Cage (or the performer) would draw one from a card file at random and read it, then draw another and read it, and so on. It was performed recently in New York along with two other Cage pieces (at the same time). You can read them all on Eddie Kohler's beautiful site. Here's one for a Monday morning (before the BQE):

Standing            in            line,

      Max            Jacob            said,

          gives            one            the

to            practice


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