John Cage and the Public Radio Pledge Drive

John Cage and the Public Radio Pledge Drive

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John Cage is best known as the composer of 4’33” — a piece consisting of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of ambient noise. In 1979, the avant grade composer radicalized the public radio membership drive with a two-hour, one-time performance on a tiny station in Minneapolis. KFAI’s Mason Butler reports.