The piece 4’33” premiered on August 29, 1952; four minutes, thirty-three seconds of performed, charged silence. Elegantly, provocatively, the piece asked: what does silence sound like? Cage’s questions about the nature of silence and sound continue to reverberate decades later; this volume-the most comprehensive on the piece to date-brings together new theoretical writings and artistic works exploring Cage’s composition. Spector Books, 2018. Large oversized book in stiff wraps. 280 pages. New copy.