The various definitions of music suggested by scholars all basically say that “music is whatever organized sound the host culture says it is.” But not surprisingly, in our culture (as well as many others, I’m sure) those who make up “the culture” hold widely differing views on what constitutes music.
The videos below present works that are considered serious art music by scholars and critics. What do you think: IS THIS REALLY MUSIC?
John Cage: 4’33” (Links to an external site.)
Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon (Links to an external site.)
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