- May 11, 2010
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- Streets Ahead
news.com.au said:RADIOHEAD Singer Thom Yorke teamed up with British Prime Minister David Cameron, tennis ace Andy Murray and others to record a single that consists of two minutes of silence.
The single, titled 2 Minute Silence, goes on sale on November 7 to commemorate Remembrance Day on November 11 honouring fallen soldiers, Stereogum reported.
Music producer Mark Ronson and actor Bob Hoskins are also featured on the track - being completely silent.
"Rather than record a song, we felt the UK public would recognise the poignancy of silence and its clear association with remembrance," said Royal British Legion Director General Chris Simpkins in a statement.
2 Minute Silence is not without precedent. In 1952, experimental composer John Cage composed the piece 4'33, which consisted of four minutes and 33 seconds of a performer not playing an instrument.
Interesting concept. I like the idea since it is a way to pay tribute and it will get them lots of publicity. Not sure how much it will be played on the radio or how well it will sell though.