Contemporary Composers On Contemporary Music

Contemporary Composers On Contemporary Music


This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical items presents a useful assessment of the evolution of up to date music—from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernacular, digital, and non-Western impacts. that includes vintage essays by way of Stravinsky, Stockhausen, and Reich, in addition to writings via lesser-known yet both cutting edge composers corresponding to Jack Beeson, Richard Maxfield, and T. J. Anderson, this assortment covers a huge variety of types and ways. right here you'll find Busoni's influential "Sketch of a brand new Esthetic of Music"; Partch's exploration of a brand new notation method; Babbitt's safety of complex composition in his debatable "Who Cares in case you Listen?"; and Pauline Oliveros's meditations on sound. Now up to date with fifteen new composers together with Michael Tippet, György Ligeti, Gunther Schuller, Ben Johnston, Sofia Gubaidulina, and William Bolcom, this crucial booklet gathers jointly forty-nine pieces—many out of print and a few newly written for this volume—which function a documentary background of twentieth-century song, in conception and perform. Impassioned, provocative, and eloquent, those writings are as intriguing and various because the tune they discuss.

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