John Cage’s 4’33”: is it music?

John Cage’s 4’33”: is it music?: this paper will discuss Cage’s infamous work, 4’33”. Students will provide an overview of how and why Cage composed this work, and will give their opinions on whether or not 4’33” qualifies as music, which must be supported by at the writing of at least three other people.
This essay should conform to the following:
* ca. 1500 words long (circa six pages) ?
* 11 or 12 point font ?
* one inch margins ?
* double-spaced ?
* have sources cited regularly with MLA in-text citations
* include a works cited page, in MLA style, with at least six listed sources (***three of which may be ?web-based****) ?
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Annotated Bibliography

Ross Alex. “Searching for Silence: John Cage’s Art of Noise.“ The New Yorker. 2010. 18 May 2020.  The article gives a review of John Cage’s work and his engagement in music. It specifically analyses the introduction of 4’33’’ in music and its impact on the audience for the first time and later on it its application. The article plays a great role in helping the reader to understand Cage’s mind and his perception of music. It will thus be used to supplement the research on why the 4’33’’ was composed and how it came to be.
Sharma, Aribam U. “A Note on Transcribing 4’33’’.” The NEHU Journal 12.1 (2014): 113-127. The article discusses the acceptance of 4’33’’ as music. It also discusses how 4’33’’ has changed how music is approved since it was defined, and how it has failed in attaining Cage’s intention of substituting hierarchy with anarchy in music. The article argues that rather than creating anarchy in music, Cage extends existing hierarchies in making music. The article enhances understanding of 4’33’ and how it influences music composition.
Kahn, Douglas. “John Cage: Silence and Silencing.” The Musical Quarterly 81.4 (1997): 556-598. In this article, Kahn describes John Cage’s work and some of his extreme compositions or music concepts. The article touches on the composition of 4’33’’. It discusses when it was composed and why it was composed. The article will be used to explain the importance of 4’33’’ in music based on Cage’s perspective.
Cobussen, Marcel. “Ethics and/in/as Silence.” Ephemera 3.4 (2003): 277-285. The article describes how 4’33’’ composition deconstructs the oppositions or hierarchical and boundaries of noise, music, and silence. It also connects 4’33’’ construction to ethics notion by Derridean. The author demonstrates how 4’33’’ influence listening to random sounds in an integral part of 4’33’’ composition. The article explains how 4’33’’  was constructed and hos it influenced listening ethics afterward. This article will be used to supplement information on 4’33’’ development.
Davis, Stephen. “John Cage’s 4’33’’; Is It Music?” Australian Journal of Philosophy 75.4 (1997): 448-462. The article gives detailed information on the composition of 4’33’’ by John Cage. It also discusses what inspired its composition and why Cage considered it important. The article will give a deeper understanding of 4’33’’ composition as it gives an in-depth narration of its formation and use.
O’Neill, D. “4’33’’ and Threatre of Medicine.” QJM: An International Journal of Medicine 104.10 (2011): 905-906. The article gives a detailed explanation of the meaning of 4’33’’ composition and the impact it created in music. It also explains the importance of this composition, not just in music but also in the theatre medical field. This article gives a clear explanation in simple language that is easy to explain. It will be used by the research to offer a clear explanation of the meaning of 4’33’’ composition, and its importance in music.