John Cage’s 4’33” reinterpreted by 58 musicians in new Mute box set





With New Order, Goldfrapp, Ben Frost, Wire and more.

MUTE records is releasing a new box set called STUMM433 this May, featuring 58 musicians reinterpreting John Cage’s ‘4’3” composition.

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STUMM433 is the latest release in the MUTE 4.0 (MUTE 4.0 (1978 & TOMORROW) series, which celebrates the label’s 40th anniversary, with the help of artists from its roster, past and present.

The STUMM433 collection was launched with a video for Laibach’s interpretation, which features the “levitating turntable” in its music video.

Artists putting their spin on Cage’s composition include: A Certain Ratio, Ben Frost, Cabaret Voltaire, Carter Tutti Void, Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten, Goldfrapp, Irmin Schmidt, K Á R Y Y N, Laibach, Liars, Moby, New Order, Phew, Wire and more.

Profits from the release of STUMM433 be donated between the British Tinnitus Association and Music Minds Matter, “charities chosen to honour Inspiral Carpets’ founding member Craig Gill who suffered from anxiety and depression as a result of his tinnitus in the years up to his untimely death,” shares Mute.

STUMM433 box set will be pressed at The Vinyl Factory Manufacturing.

Head here for more info ahead of its May release, and watch Laibach’s interpretation below.