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By contrast, if I put together something on my computer that sounds like Four Pieces, I have produced a new but derivative piece, not a performance of Eimert's. Works for studio performance can be done at live gigs. The normativity conditions for these performances are not like those for live performances, though. The use of synthesi/ers and lip-synching is accepted and the result is judged against what is on the CD, not vice versa. By contrast with pieces for studio performance, works for live performance are to be played in real time.
Cage has always been aware of the theatrical side of musical performance. ' he says: 'Yes, even a conventional piece played by a conventional symphony orchestra: the horn 17 Campbell (1992) arrives at the same conclusion—that, as an artwork, the piece is not music— by a different route. 18 Herwitz (1988: 792) describes 4' 33" as 'a founding example of a happening'. Clark (1970) regards traditional, total-control, and chance music (with 4' 33" mentioned as an example of the latter) as instanced variously by performance, production, and happening.
Its merit lies primarily in its cognitive, artistically conceived properties, not in the aesthetic appeal of its sensuous qualities. Moreover, to the extent that the paradigms it sets out to debunk are ones endorsed by politically powerful, wealthy minorities who take their taste and standards to be superior to all others, its message is also political, not narrowly academic. We should acknowledge the originality and importance of Cage's contribution to our understanding of music and of the philosophy of the arts.