John Cage's Number 33 Analysis
When William Marx sat at the piano time continued to pass on, even when sitting in silence. Silence serves time as a utilitarian relationship. As William Marx sits at the piano, he is in control of the silence but does not have any control over time. The perspective of the story is ethnocentric because when William Marx is at the piano he is in control of his silence, but he cannot stop time. Time will continue to go on day after day, not one person on Earth can stop it. Silence is something that people have a choice of doing. What I mean by that is if you are sitting in the dark and making no noise, you are choosing to do that.
I decided to do more research about John Cage's 4 "33". From what I found, the composition does not mean what I thought it said. The performer is not sitting in silence at the piano but is listening to the sounds of the audience and other surrounding noises. John Cage wants people to know that there is no such thing as being in "silence" you can take pleasure in all the sounds around