In 1952, American composer John Milton Cage presented his most famous piece: 4’33”. It is a musical composition in three movements; the first movement is 30 seconds long, the second 2 minutes and 23 seconds and the third 1 minute 40 seconds. All done in silence. 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence. The idea is that the concert goer will listen to the sound of the environment in which it is “performed.” Cage considered it his most important work.
If 4’33” is too long for you, consider the world’s shortest music concert. In July 2007, The White Stripes made history by playing the shortest concert ever when Jack White played only one note. They played a full show later that night at the Mile One Center in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland.