don’t listen to this episode – something Cage said

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Note: this special edition episode of the conscient podcast in intended to be found randomly (is not being promoted). Below is the text, repeated 32 times in the recording (as Cage suggests): 

The idea came to me while biking. I thought… what if I stated, over and over, that people need to wake up to the reality of the climate emergency. you know, with my slow conscient podcast voice: ‘people. need. to wake up. to the reality. of the climate emergency.’ But it would be pointless because people already know that they need to wake up to the reality of the climate emergency. Repeating it, over and over, is actually counterproductive, and boring. People would probably tune out and all that would be left are these words that have no value whatever. But then I thought, on the other hand, what was it that John Cage once said : ‘If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.

Claude Schryer, April 30, 2021, around 9pm




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