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An extremely diverse selection of musical notations that throughly documents just how expanded such notation had become by the middle of the 'twentieth' century.
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Published 1969 by Something Else Press
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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Feb 06, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all serious muscians
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This bk was extremely exciting for me & is still of the utmost importance. As a young "d composer" I was very concerned w/ breaking out of almost every established musical practice. As an old fart I still am. This bk showed me a huge array of the experimentation that'd been done - mostly by composers who were expanding scores to try to address the general expansion of what was considered NEW MUSIC - music that embraced noise & extended playing techniques. Thank goodness for the deep scho ...more
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I read this book sometime in March to accompany my thesis research, and as with all things John Cage it was quirky, beautiful, enigmatic. Will read again in life.
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