Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics
Linux Systems
Linux Systems
Power Users
Power Users
Tabletop RPGs
Tabletop RPGs
Notifications
Mark all as read
Q&A

Why does a conductor need to gesture and hand wave, to "conduct" John Cage's 4′33″?

+0
−3

At 0:24, as this comment correctly REaffirms

Love how serious the conductor is, putting his hand up for all the time

Kirill Petrenko starts his handwaving. Why? His handwaving and gestures feel guileful, UNfrank and UNcandid. Why didn't he simply stand there during 4'33", before concluding?

Image alt text

Why does this post require moderator attention?
You might want to add some details to your flag.
Why should this post be closed?

2 comment threads

Invalid premise (1 comment)
x-post https://www.reddit.com/r/classicalmusic/comments/uuhjnr/why_does_a_conductor_need_to_gesture_a... (1 comment)

0 answers

Sign up to answer this question »

This community is part of the Codidact network. We have other communities too — take a look!

You can also join us in chat!

Want to advertise this community? Use our templates!

Like what we're doing? Support us! Donate