John Cage famously wrote 4'33", a piece consisting (aurally) solely of silence.
The piece is called 4'33" and the composer is John Cage.
Say "can we all have a minutes silence" for .........
In music by any composer rests indicate the length of silence desired.
A rest. A half rest is an indication of a period of silence lasting two beats in simple time.
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The silence lasts for 2 minutes.
The silence on remembrance day is 2 minutes long.
on the 11th of noivember
Remembrance is celebrated in the (British) Commonwealth. Observance usually includes a silence at 11am on November 11th, which is when the armistice was signed in 1918. Depending on the country, the silence can be either one or two minutes.
It was invented by Arnold Schoenberg in his "Years of Silence."