Cage is utterly charming and witty:
Host: Will you tell us quite seriously whether or not you consider what we’re about to hear music? No tongue in cheek, but seriously.
Cage: No, perfectly seriously, I consider music the production of sounds and since in the piece which you will hear I produce sounds, I’d call it music.
Host: Mr. Cage, these are nice people, but some of them are going to laugh. Is that
Cage: Of course. I consider laughter preferable to tears.