from "Composition as Process" by John Cage

Themind may be used either to ig- nore ambient sounds, pitches oth- er then the eight- y-eight, dura- tions which are not counted, timbres which are unmusi- cal or distaste- ful, and in gen- eral to con- trol and under- stand an avail- able exper- ience. Or the mind may give up its desire to improve on cre- ation and func- tion as a faith- ful receiver of experi- ence.

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