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Four 3 was composed by John Cage for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in May 1991. It is one of his late time-bracket pieces, in this case with 24 brackets, each specified by begin and end times. The title means that it is the third such piece that he wrote for four performers. The specified instrumentation is one or two pianos, twelve rainstick, violin or oscillator and silence. For this realization I played two pianos, two gourd rainsticks made by Elizabeth Deupree, an oscillator and silence.
Four 3 was mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studios.
John Cage is published by Edition Peters.
Released on the first International Piano Day, March 29, 2015.