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Episode 166: The Silent Room

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts.

A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead.


  • Peri Banu vid Sjon (VERSION) by Dungen

  • In a Landscape by John Cage

  • Quartet for Four Percussionists IV: Fast by John Cage

  • Dream by John Cage

  • Completely Gone by Ludwig Gorannson

  • The Introduction and Chi C’e Per Farmi i Rici from The Girl of the Golden West

  • L’approche Du Nuage by Sylvain Chaveu


  • The story of John Cage in the anechoic chamber was first told to me maybe twenty years ago by my friend Dave Panosky one night while walking around Providence. It was precisely the type of story that I wanted to one day make a show to tell. You can find it in a lot of places including in Cage’s own writing.

  • I first came across the second silent room in Alex Ross’ wonderful, The Rest is Noise.

  • I also tapped into Puccini and the Girl: History and Reception of Girl of the Golden West by Annie Randall and Rosalind Gray Davis.

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