John Cage is best known for his composition "4'33," which consists of 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence. John Cage invented "chance music" (music in which some aspect of the composition is left to chance).

Aug 13, 2012 · A guide to John Cage's music ... that the term had been understood before David Tudor sat down at that piano in 1952 and didn't make a sound for exactly 4 minutes and 33 seconds? In most of the performances of John Cage’s famously silent composition 4’33”, the performer sits in front of what appears to be sheet music (as in the performance below). The audience, generally prepared for what will follow, namely nothing, may sometimes wonder what could be printed on those pages.