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Genesis of a Music

Genesis of a Music

Monophony: the Relation of Its Music to Historic and Contemporary Trends; Its Philosophy, Concepts, and Principles; Its Relation to Historic and Proposed Intonations; and Its Application to Musical Instruments

  • Author: Harry Partch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Harmony
  • Page: 362
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Genesis Of A Music

Genesis Of A Music

An Account Of A Creative Work, Its Roots, And Its Fulfillments, Second Edition

  • Author: Harry Partch
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 9780306801068
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 544
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Among the few truly experimental composers in our cultural history, Harry Partch's life (1901–1974) and music embody most completely the quintessential American rootlessness, isolation, pre-civilized cult of experience, and dichotomy of practical invention and transcendental visions. Having lived mostly in the remote deserts of Arizona and New Mexico with no access to formal training, Partch naturally created theatrical ritualistic works incorporating Indian chants, Japanese kabuki and Noh, Polynesian microtones, Balinese gamelan, Greek tragedy, dance, mime, and sardonic commentary on Hollywood and commercial pop music of modern civilization. First published in 1949, Genesis of a Music is the manifesto of Partch's radical compositional practice and instruments (which owe nothing to the 300-year-old European tradition of Western music.) He contrasts Abstract and Corporeal music, proclaiming the latter as the vital, emotionally tactile form derived from the spoken word (like Greek, Chinese, Arabic, and Indian musics) and surveys the history of world music at length from this perspective. Parts II, III, and IV explain Partch's theories of scales, intonation, and instrument construction with copious acoustical and mathematical documentation. Anyone with a musically creative attitude, whether or not familiar with traditional music theory, will find this book revelatory.

Stravinsky's Piano

Stravinsky's Piano

Genesis of a Musical Language

  • Author: Graham Griffiths
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521191785
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 335
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An unprecedented exploration of Stravinsky's use of the piano as the genesis of all his music - Russian, neoclassical and serial.

Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music

Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music

5th International Symposium, CMMR 2008 Copenhagen, Denmark, May 19-23, 2008 Revised Papers

  • Author: Sølvi Ystad,Richard Kronland-Martinet,Kristoffer Jensen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 364202517X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 285
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, CMMR 2008 - Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May 2008. The 21 revised full papers presented were specially reviewed and corrected for this proceedings volume. CMMR 2008 seeks to enlarge upon the Sense of Sounds-concept by taking into account the musical structure as a whole. More precisely, the workshop will have as its theme Genesis of Meaning in Sound and Music. The purpose is hereby to establish rigorous research alliances between computer and engineering sciences (information retrieval, programming, acoustics, signal processing) and areas within the humanities (in particular perception, cognition, musicology, philosophy), as well as to globally address the notion of sound meaning and its implications in music, modeling and retrieval.

Harry Partch

Harry Partch

A Biography

  • Author: Bob Gilmore
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300065213
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 468
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Visionary composer, theorist, and creator of musical instruments, Harry Partch (1901-1974) was a leading figure in the development of an indigenously American contemporary music. A pioneer in his explorations of new instruments and new tunings, Partch created multimedia theater works that combine sight and sound in a compelling synthesis. He is acknowledged as a major inspiration to postwar experimental composers as diverse as György Ligeti, Lou Harrison, Philip Glass, and Laurie Anderson, and his book Genesis of a Music, first published in 1949, is now considered a classic. This book is the first to tell the complete story of Partch's life and work. Drawing on interviews with many of Partch's associates and on the complete archives of the Harry Partch Estate, Bob Gilmore provides a full and sympathetic portrait of this extraordinary creative artist. He describes Partch's complicated relationships with friends, patrons, the musical establishment, and the world at large. He traces Partch's upbringing in the remote desert towns of the Southwest, his explosive encounter with formal music education in Los Angeles, and his revolutionary course as a composer that began with an interest in the musicality of speech patterns. After immersing himself in hobo subculture during the Depression, Partch came to occupy a lonely and uncompromising position as a cultural outsider. Richly fascinating in themselves, Partch's compositions, writings, and life also have much to reveal about American society and the creative impulses of the artistic avant-garde.

Modernism and Music

Modernism and Music

An Anthology of Sources

  • Author: Daniel Albright
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226012667
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 428
  • View: 4072
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If in earlier eras music may have seemed slow to respond to advances in other artistic media, during the modernist age it asserted itself in the vanguard. Modernism and Music provides a rich selection of texts on this moment, some translated into English for the first time. It offers not only important statements by composers and critics, but also musical speculations by poets, novelists, philosophers, and others-all of which combine with Daniel Albright's extensive, interlinked commentary to place modernist music in the full context of intellectual and cultural history.

Musical Signification

Musical Signification

Essays in the Semiotic Theory and Analysis of Music

  • Author: Eero Tarasti
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110885182
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 612
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Barstow

Barstow

Eight Hitchhiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at Barstow, California (1968 Version)

  • Author: Ben Johnston
  • Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0895794683
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 62
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The Complete Guide to the Music of Genesis

The Complete Guide to the Music of Genesis

  • Author: Chris Welch
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 9780711954281
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 134
  • View: 5933
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These definitive guides to the music of history's hottest bands examine every recorded song in each artist's catalog from the start to the end of their careers. All books have 8-page color photo sections and are shaped like a CD box, designed to fit alongside your CD collection.