2016
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.04.009
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Dorothea Hines

Abstract: In accordance to Langerian aesthetic theory, Mark Campbell (1992) concludes that Cage's 4'33" (1952) is by no means aesthetic music. I argue the antithesis: Cage's 4'33" satisfies Langerian aesthetic theory, and is indeed "aesthetic" music. Cage does something more: he satisfies Langerian aesthetic theory, yet he is not limited by it. He does not simply create music, nor does he offer listeners a musical space. He creates what Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1987) call a line of becoming that passes between…

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