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Silence; Lectures and Writings Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 7 Summary

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Part 7 Summary and Analysis

"45' For a Speaker" The author introduces this essay by explaining the process of its creation in relation to a musical piece which was, in its turn, defined by random chance. He explains that the title refers to the length of time (45 minutes) that he intends for the speech to be spoken in. He also describes the circumstances of its writing—how his original plans for writing it (where and when) were disrupted by random events of chance. Finally, he describes how he randomly determined which of a series of verbal and/or physical gestures should happen when, and incorporates those determinations into the written text.

That text is marked with the time (noted at ten second intervals) the author has determined each section should take. The content of the speech explores the relationship between chaos and order, between random determination of events (such...

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