Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music

Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music

Alvin Lucier


Composer and performer Alvin Lucier brings readability to the realm of experimental tune as he is taking the reader via greater than 100 groundbreaking musical works, together with these of Robert Ashley, John Cage, Charles Ives, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Christian Wolff, and l. a. Monte younger. Lucier explains intimately how every piece is made, unlocking secrets and techniques of the composers’ variety and procedure. The publication as a complete charts the growth of yank experimental track from the Fifties to the current, masking such issues as indeterminacy, electronics, and minimalism, in addition to radical strategies in track for the piano, string quartet, and opera. transparent, approachable and vigorous, song 109 is Lucier’s necessary advisor to past due 20th-century composition. No past musical wisdom is needed, and all readers are welcome.

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