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Easley Blackwood, Leonard Meyer and Ralph Shapey talk about standards of composition in contemporary music, part 1

BROADCAST: 1965 | DURATION: 00:50:15


The program begins with an excerpt from BBC Radio about a hoax piece of music by Pietorzac (Hans Keller). Hans Keller and a friend went into studio and made noise and presented it as music. In this round table discussion the three gentlemen - all composers, musicians, and educators, discuss with Studs, contemporary music and the standards for defining a composition as music. In the second hour, they discuss what level of knowledge of music a critic should have in order to form a proper opinion of music. All animatedly offer their opinion to both the pro's and the cons. A movement of both Blackwood and Shapey compositions is played.