A UK supergroup has recorded a cover of 4’33″, John Cage’s infamous “silent” composition. They’re hoping to take their four minutes and thirty three seconds’ worth of breathing noises, soft shuffling, and chair creaks to the top of the UK pop charts this Christmas — and more importantly, they’re hoping to beat out whatever awful earworm the X-Factor TV programme foists on the nation. I say best of British luck to them! Later today, Pete Doherty, the Kooks, Billy Bragg, Imogen Heap, Orbital and many more will gather in a London studio, collaborating in a bid for this year’s Christmas No 1. But the strangest bit is not the team-up: it’s that they are not recording a single note.

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UK supergroup records 4’33″, hopes to top Xmas charts