Experimental music : Cage and beyond / Michael Nyman ; [foreword by Brian Eno].

Edition
  • Second edition.
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1999
Physical description
xx, 196 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 0521652979
  • 0521653835
  • 9780521652971
  • 9780521653831
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index. - Discography: pages 175-189.
  • Originally published: New York: Schirmer, 1974.
Contents
  • Foreword / by Brian Eno -- Preface to the second edition -- Towards (a definition of) experimental music -- Backgrounds -- Inauguration 1950-60: Feldman, Brown, Wolff, Cage -- Seeing, hearing: Fluxus -- Electronic systems -- Indeterminacy 1960-70: Ichiyanagi, Ashley, Wolff, Cardew, Scratch Orchestra -- Minimal music, determinacy and the new tonality -- A discography of experimental music / by Robert Worby.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Discography
  • Illustrated
  • Sound art.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Michael Nyman's book is a first-hand account of experimental music from 1950 to 1970. First published in 1974, it has remained the classic text on a significant form of music making and composing which developed alongside, and partly in opposition to, the post-war modernist tradition of composers such as Boulez, Berio, or Stockhausen. The experimentalist par excellence was John Cage whose legendary 4' 33'' consists of four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence to be performed on any instrument. Such pieces have a conceptual rather than purely musical starting point and radically challenge conventional notions of the musical work. Nyman's book traces the revolutionary attitudes that were developed towards concepts of time, space, sound, and composer/performer responsibility. It was within the experimental tradition that the seeds of musical minimalism were sown and the book contains reference to the early works of Reich, Riley, Young, and Glass. --Publisher.
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