Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (Music in the Twentieth Century)

By Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman's ebook is a first-hand account of experimental tune from 1950 to 1970. First released in 1974, it has remained the vintage textual content on an important type of tune making and composing that constructed along, and partially towards, the postwar modernist culture of composers corresponding to Boulez, Berio, or Stockhausen. The experimentalist par excellence was once John Cage whose mythical four' 33'' includes 4 mins and thirty 3 seconds of silence to be played on any software. Such items have a conceptual instead of in basic terms musical place to begin and noticeably problem traditional notions of the musical paintings. Nyman's e-book strains the innovative attitudes that have been constructed towards innovations of time, area, sound, and composer/performer accountability. It was once in the experimental culture that the seeds of musical minimalism have been sown and the ebook includes connection with the early works of Reich, Riley, younger, and Glass. This moment version incorporates a new Foreword, an up-to-date discography, and a ancient review through the writer.

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Listen: A History of Our Ears

By Peter Szendy, Charlotte Mandell

During this intimate meditation on listening, Peter Szendy examines what the function of the listener is, and has been, during the centuries. The function of the composer is obvious, as is the function of the musician, yet the place precisely does the listener stand on the subject of the song s/he listens to? what's the accountability of the listener? Does a listener have any rights, because the writer and composer have copyright? Szendy explains his love of musical association (since preparations permit him to hear anyone hearing music), and wonders if it is attainable in alternative routes to exhibit to others how we ourselves hearken to track. How do we proportion our real listening to with others?Along the way in which, he examines the evolution of copyright legislation as utilized to musical works and takes us into the court docket to ascertain diversified debates on what we're and are not allowed to hear, and to witness the advantageous line among musical borrowing and outright plagiarism. ultimately, he examines the new phenomenon of DJs and electronic compilations, and wonders how know-how has affected our behavior of listening and has replaced listening from a passive workout to an energetic one, wherein one could leap from song to trace or play simply chosen pieces.

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2013 Songwriter's Market

The so much depended on consultant to Songwriting Success

It's an exhilarating time to be a songwriter, specially in case you have an entrepreneurial spirit. even if you are a perfoming or nonperforming songwriter, likelihood is that your fundamental ambitions are perfecting your craft and maximizing your work's visibility.

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In the 2013 variation, you will additionally achieve entry to:

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The outlook hasn't ever been brighter for launching your occupation, development your fan base, and allotting your songs - by yourself phrases. Take cost of your songwriting occupation at the present time with the 2013 Songwriter's Market.

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The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

By Joseph Kerman

Fugue for J. S. Bach used to be a normal language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in plenty and motets, in orchestral and chamber track, or even in his sonatas for violin solo. The extra intimate fugues he wrote for keyboard are one of the maximum, such a lot influential, and best-loved works in all of Western track. they've got lengthy been the root of the keyboard repertory, performed by means of starting scholars and world-famous virtuosi alike. In a chain of elegantly written essays, eminent musicologist Joseph Kerman discusses his favourite Bach keyboard fugues—some of them one of the best-known fugues and others less widely used. Kerman skillfully, now and then playfully, unearths the internal workings of those items, linking the shape of the fugues with their many alternative characters and expressive features, and illuminating what makes them quite attractive, strong, and moving.

These witty, insightful items, addressed to musical amateurs in addition to to experts and scholars, are fantastically augmented by way of a CD with new performances made specifically for this quantity. as well as the total rankings for the entire track mentioned within the e-book, the CD positive aspects Karen Rosenak, piano, enjoying preludes and fugues from TheWell-Tempered Clavier—C significant, publication 1; and B significant, ebook 2—and recordings via Davitt Moroney of the Fughetta in C significant, BWV 952, on clavichord; the Fugue on "Jesus Christus unser Heiland," BWV 689, on organ; and the fable and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904, on harpsichord.

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The Jazz Kid

By James Lincoln Collier

Paulie Horvath isn't going to be a superb scholar like his brother, John, by no means going to persist with his hardworking father into the plumbing exchange, by no means going to ease his mother’s brain via passing checks or cleansing up his room. yet as soon as he hears jazz accidentally from the basement of a speakeasy, he is aware precisely what he'll do: examine that tune and make it his lifestyles. Jazz is throughout in gangland Chicago, yet now not really easy for a twelve-year-old to discover, specially while his father disapproves of it. Paulie has to lie, beg, and scouse borrow simply to get time for classes, time to perform, time to slide throughout city to work out stars like King Oliver and Louis Armstrong.

Lies final in simple terms see you later until eventually they're discovered, and a disagreement is coming. Will he select domestic and kin or sleazy dives with that incredible tune? to make a decision, Paulie has to stand a good harder query. what's jazz, in the end?

Author James Lincoln Collier has performed and studied jazz all through his lifestyles. here's a novel that exhibits us a very good second within the heritage of jazz, and issues at matters that also difficulty us at the present time.

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European Music, 1520-1640 (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music)

The 16th and early 17th centuries - the so-called Golden Age of Polyphony - signify a time of significant switch and improvement in ecu tune, with the flourishing of Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria, Monteverdi and Schütz between others. The chapters of this ebook, contributed through tested students on topics inside their fields of craftsmanship, care for polyphonic song - sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental - in this interval. the quantity deals chronological surveys of nationwide musical cultures (in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, England, and Spain); style reports (Mass, motet, madrigal, chanson, instrumental song, opera); and is done with essays on highbrow and cultural advancements and ideas appropriate to song (music thought, printing, the Protestant Reformation and the corresponding Catholic stream, humanism, thoughts of "Renaissance" and "Baroque"). It therefore presents a whole review of the track and its context.BR> individuals: GARY TOMLINSON, JAMES HAAR, TIM CARTER, GIULIO ONGARO, NOEL O'REGAN, ALLAN ATLAS, ANTHONY CUMMINGS, RICHARD FREEDMAN, JEANICE BROOKS, DAVID TUNLEY, KATE VAN ORDEN, KRISTINE FORNEY, IAIN FENLON, KAROL BERGER, PETER BERGQUIST, DAVID criminal, ROBIN LEAVER, CRAIG MONSON, TODD BORGERDING, LOUISE okay. STEIN, GIUSEPPE GERBINO, ROGER BRAY, JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT, VICTOR COELHO, KEITH POLK

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Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the enduring band’s magical and mysterious trip from lovable young ones to respected cultural emissaries. during this absolutely up-to-date model, every one in their 241 tracks is classified chronologically from their first beginner recordings in 1957 to their ultimate “reunion” recording in 1995. It additionally contains new info from the Anthology sequence and up to date interviews with Paul McCartney. This finished consultant deals interesting information about the Beatles’ lives, song, and period, by no means wasting sight of what made the band so vital, distinctive, and enjoyable.

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Music for Geeks and Nerds

By Pedro Kroger

Are you curious about studying extra approximately song yet have chanced on so much fabric condescending or to provide issues magically rather than logically? the excellent news is that a lot of tune may be understood with programming and math, issues you are already solid at! during this ebook you are going to examine a few components of song from a programmer's point of view. you are going to find out about the primitives of track equivalent to notes and period, the technique of combining these primitives into factors and chords, operations corresponding to transposition, retrograde, and inversion, and the technique of abstraction (phrases and shape) utilizing Python and a few simple math. each proposal during this publication is defined in English with a corresponding implementation in Python, utilizing the Pyknon tune library.

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