Apparently for round 2 I decided I needed to torture myself. First John Cage, then Philip Glass, and now this. Someday my ears might forgive me.
Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word that means “life out of balance.” When I listen to Philip Glass’s score for the film Koyaanisqatsi—or any other Philip Glass music, for that matter—I feel that my life is out of balance, and I can’t wait for the song to be over so my life will feel normal again. The end.
John Cage’s “4’33”” is four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. When you start to listen to his songs with notes, the silence thing starts to look not so bad.