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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