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New Left Review I/23, January-February 1964

Michael Parsons

John Cage

The use of chance in music written during the last ten years has been much discussed. Expressions like ‘indeterminate music’, ‘aleatoric processes’ are thrown about with little attempt at definition. The situation badly needs clarifying: at least two distinct ideas which involve chance have been used.

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