Indeterminacy

Indeterminacy - Padraic McQuillan February 26, 2008 Sound...

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Padraic McQuillan February 26, 2008 Sound as F. Art Composition as Process: Indeterminacy I can’t figure out what Cage means by “no matter what eventuality”. I think that this must be the opposite of indeterminacy. Indeterminacy is a process by which the outcome is unknown, and then “no matter what eventuality” could possibly be defined as anything which subscribes to a process in which the outcome or product of the process will eventually be x , not matter what. I don’t know if I believe this to be a feasible idea. To me, almost anything is a process of indeterminacy. Even if a process is preconceived to have a certain outcome, variables will always come into play to add the potential of an indeterminate outcome, this “no matter what eventuality” does not truly exist. To me Indeterminacy is embodied by modern day music improvisers, commonly
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course WM 355 taught by Professor Archambault during the Spring '08 term at Emerson.

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