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Frahm said of the video, "This rework could be considered a joke. I
sat at the piano in silence and worked from there. I listened and took in the atmosphere and this is what came out of it. Of course, it doesn’t do Cage justice, but it was more fun playing rather than sitting in silence.” Pitchfork
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