Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music

Valutazione media 4,38
( su 64 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780819572974: Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music

Composer and performer Alvin Lucier brings clarity to the world of experimental music as he takes the reader through more than a hundred groundbreaking musical works, including those of Robert Ashley, John Cage, Charles Ives, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young. Lucier explains in detail how each piece is made, unlocking secrets of the composers' style and technique. The book as a whole charts the progress of American experimental music from the 1950s to the present, covering such topics as indeterminacy, electronics, and minimalism, as well as radical innovations in music for the piano, string quartet, and opera. Clear, approachable and lively, Music 109 is Lucier's indispensable guide to late 20th-century composition. No previous musical knowledge is required, and all readers are welcome.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

ALVIN LUCIER is the John Spencer Camp Professor of Music emeritus at Wesleyan University. Since the mid-1960s, he has explored the natural characteristics of sound and the spaces in which they are heard. He is the author of Reflections/Reflexionen and coauthor, with Douglas Simon, of Chambers.

Review:

"Plain and direct-spoken and with an uncluttered prose style, Lucier easily blends analysis, anecdote and digression into a reader-friendly first-person account of some of the most interesting music to come out of the postwar period."--Daniel Barbiaro, Avant Music News

"For those with the ears to hear, Lucier's warm prose will sound a few notes of welcome clarity."--J. Bryan Lower, Slate

"In looking for a guide to the world of American experimental music, it would be hard to think of a better one than Alvin Lucier."--David Revill, Times Higher Education

"A book that says what it needs to say and to which very little can be added. Its author takes up the task in a manner that more writers could stand to emulate....Lucier persuades you quietly with his point rather than bludgeoning you with the sturm und drang techniques of a lesser writer and a lesser mind."--Jedd Beaudoin, PopMatters

Avant Music News"

Slate"

Times Higher Education"

PopMatters"

Plain and direct-spoken and with an uncluttered prose style, Lucier easily blends analysis, anecdote and digression into a reader-friendly first-person account of some of the most interesting music to come out of the postwar period. Daniel Barbiaro, Avant Music News"

For those with the ears to hear, Lucier s warm prose will sound a few notes of welcome clarity. J. Bryan Lower, Slate"

In looking for a guide to the world of American experimental music, it would be hard to think of a better one than Alvin Lucier. David Revill, Times Higher Education"

A book that says what it needs to say and to which very little can be added. Its author takes up the task in a manner that more writers could stand to emulate .Lucier persuades you quietly with his point rather than bludgeoning you with the sturm und drang techniques of a lesser writer and a lesser mind. Jedd Beaudoin, PopMatters"

Alvin Lucier, in addition to being a groundbreaking composer of experimental music, is also a professor at Wesleyan University, and if this book is any indication, he is a uniquely gifted educator. (This book) compiles the best of his teaching on experimental music from the 1950s onward, with the kind of deep insight and fascinating personal stories that could only come from someone who lived through it. Kevin Erickson, Future of Music"

Though the book has much to offer relative experts on the topic, it s also the perfect introduction breezy, but not dumbed-down to the head-spinning innovations and intellectual breakthroughs that took place in the world of contemporary classical music from the 1940s to the 1980s, explained largely through stories and firsthand accounts. (Lucier even tosses in some basic and easily understood music theory.) For those already acquainted with this music, Lucier s descriptions of how it came to be reveal details of discovery and development that a non-insider could never know. With his unaffected but engaging tone, Lucier is simply writing, from an insider s singularly informed perspective, about the experiences of an extended group of friends: one that just happens to have changed the face of music. Dave Mandl, Los Angeles Review of Books"

I love Lucier s music and find his writing spare, friendly, but intelligent. For anyone who is exploring this period of music history for the first time or wants to remember what it felt like to live thru such an interesting time Lucier s Music 109 is an indispensable source. Haskins, American Record Guide"

-Plain and direct-spoken and with an uncluttered prose style, Lucier easily blends analysis, anecdote and digression into a reader-friendly first-person account of some of the most interesting music to come out of the postwar period.---Daniel Barbiaro, Avant Music News

-For those with the ears to hear, Lucier's warm prose will sound a few notes of welcome clarity.---J. Bryan Lower, Slate

-In looking for a guide to the world of American experimental music, it would be hard to think of a better one than Alvin Lucier.---David Revill, Times Higher Education

-A book that says what it needs to say and to which very little can be added. Its author takes up the task in a manner that more writers could stand to emulate....Lucier persuades you quietly with his point rather than bludgeoning you with the sturm und drang techniques of a lesser writer and a lesser mind.---Jedd Beaudoin, PopMatters

-Alvin Lucier, in addition to being a groundbreaking composer of experimental music, is also a professor at Wesleyan University, and if this book is any indication, he is a uniquely gifted educator. ...(This book) compiles the best of his teaching on experimental music from the 1950s onward, with the kind of deep insight and fascinating personal stories that could only come from someone who lived through it.- --Kevin Erickson, Future of Music

-Though the book has much to offer relative experts on the topic, it's also the perfect introduction -- breezy, but not dumbed-down -- to the head-spinning innovations and intellectual breakthroughs that took place in the world of contemporary classical music from the 1940s to the 1980s, explained largely through stories and firsthand accounts. (Lucier even tosses in some basic and easily understood music theory.) For those already acquainted with this music, Lucier's descriptions of how it came to be reveal details of discovery and development that a non-insider could never know. ... With his unaffected but engaging tone, Lucier is simply writing, from an insider's singularly informed perspective, about the experiences of an extended group of friends: one that just happens to have changed the face of music.---Dave Mandl, Los Angeles Review of Books

-I love Lucier's music and find his writing spare, friendly, but intelligent. For anyone who is exploring this period of music history for the first time--or wants to remember what it felt like to live thru such an interesting time--Lucier's Music 109 is an indispensable source.---Haskins, American Record Guide

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Lucier, Alvin
Editore: Wesleyan (2012)
ISBN 10: 0819572977 ISBN 13: 9780819572974
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 2
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110819572977

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 47,40
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,57
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Alvin Lucier
Editore: Wesleyan (2012)
ISBN 10: 0819572977 ISBN 13: 9780819572974
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0819572977

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 52,11
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi