Telemarketing Indeterminacy

I was teaching at Brown University in 2004 when I sat in on a class guest taught by Alvin Lucier. This piece was made for our final class recital. Alvin talked about John Cage's "Indeterminacy" in the class, and it has always been one of my favorite sounds works. I decided to take Cage's format (the one minute spoken story) to be the guiding principle for "Telemarketing Indeterminacy," and I combed Cage's piece for words and sounds that I could piece together into a one-minute telemarketing infomercial for "Indeterminacy" itself..

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