|I would maintain that much of the music available is
intended for "informed audiences". This is true if we are listening
to Stockhausen, Stravinsky - or mediocre concerts by amateurs or "semi
The level of our preparation makes it easier to sort the
sonic events (live or recorded) when listening for the first time. With
playback, the target changes once we start listening a second time. We know
what is coming. With live, preparation can prepare our expectations.