The speaker requests participants read the following quote by Cornelius Cardew to prepare for the discussion: “Informal ‘sound’ has a power over our emotional responses that formal ‘music’ does not, in that it acts subliminally rather than on a conscious cultural level. This is a possible definition of the area in which AMM is experimental. We are searching for sounds and for the responses that attach to them, rather than thinking them up, preparing them and producing them. The search is conducted in the medium of sound and the musician […] is at the heart of the experiment.” - Cardew, C. (1971). Towards an ethic of improvisation. Treatise handbook, 17-20.