The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist (Routledge Research in Music)

The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist (Routledge Research in Music)


More than 80 years have handed in view that Edgard Varèse’s catalytic paintings for percussion ensemble, Ionisation, used to be heard in its big apple foremost. A flurry of items for this new medium dawned quickly after, difficult the tested truths and personal tastes of the eu musical culture whereas atmosphere the level for percussion to turn into some of the most major musical advances of the 20th century. This 'revolution', as John Cage termed it, used to be a quintessentially modernist move - an exploration of formerly undiscovered sounds, varieties, textures, and kinds. in spite of the fact that, as percussion song has stepped forward and develop into woven into the material of Western musical tradition, a number of divergent paths, constructed from numerous traditions and a multiplicity of aesthetic sensibilities, have seeing that emerged for the percussionist to pursue.

This edited assortment highlights the innovative advancements that proceed to enquire uncharted musical grounds. utilizing ancient stories, philosophical insights, analyses of functionality perform, and anecdotal reflections authored by way of a few of cutting-edge so much engaged performers, composers, and students, this booklet goals to light up the original locations present in the inventive trip of the fashionable percussionist.

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