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Product Description: This book explores the life and works of the pioneering opera composer Robert Ashley, one of the leading American composers of the post-Cage generation. Ashley's innovations began in the 1960s when he, along with Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and David Behrman, formed the Sonic Arts Union, a group that turned conceptualism toward electronics...read more

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9780252035494 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 30, 2012, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: This book explores the life and works of the pioneering opera composer Robert Ashley, one of the leading American composers of the post-Cage generation.

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9780252078873 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 30, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This book explores the life and works of the pioneering opera composer Robert Ashley, one of the leading American composers of the post-Cage generation.

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First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage’s 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music. A meditation on the act of listening and the nature of performance, Cage’s controversial piece became the iconic statement of the meaning of silence in art and is a landmark work of American music.In this book, Kyle Gann, one of the nation’s leading music critics, explains 4'33" as a unique moment in American culture and musical composition. Finding resemblances and resonances of 4'33" in artworks as wide-ranging as the paintings of the Hudson River School and the music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, he provides much-needed cultural context for this fundamentally challenging and often misunderstood piece. Gann also explores Cage’s craft, describing in illuminating detail the musical, philosophical, and even environmental influences that informed this groundbreaking piece of music. Having performed 4'33" himself and as a composer in his own right, Gann offers the reader both an expert’s analysis and a highly personal interpretation of Cage’s most divisive work.

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9780300136999 | Yale Univ Pr, March 23, 2010, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: First performed at the midpoint of the twentieth century, John Cage’s 4'33", a composition conceived of without a single musical note, is among the most celebrated and ballyhooed cultural gestures in the history of modern music.

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9780300171297 | Yale Univ Pr, January 25, 2011, cover price $19.00

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Product Description: Conlon Nancarrow has written the most rhythmically complex music the world has ever known, so complex that it can only be realized on a mechanical player piano. Yet Nancarrow's whirlwinds of notes, sometimes as many as eighty per second, are jazzy and infectiously joyous...read more

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9780521465342 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 1995, cover price $104.99 | About this edition: Conlon Nancarrow has written the most rhythmically complex music the world has ever known, so complex that it can only be realized on a mechanical player piano.

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9780521028073 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, November 2, 2006), cover price $74.99 | About this edition: Conlon Nancarrow has written the most rhythmically complex music the world has ever known, so complex that it can only be realized on a mechanical player piano.

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Product Description: This collection represents the cream of the more than five hundred articles written for the Village Voice by Kyle Gann, a leading authority on experimental American music of the late twentieth century. Charged with exploring every facet of cutting-edge music coming out of New York City in the 1980s and '90s, Gann writes about a wide array of timely issues that few critics have addressed, including computer music, multiculturalism and its thorny relation to music, music for the AIDS crisis, the brand-new art of electronic sampling and its legal implications, symphonies for electric guitars, operas based on talk shows, the death of twelve-tone music, and the various streams of music that flowed forth from minimalism...read more

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9780520229815 | Univ of California Pr, February 13, 2006, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This collection represents the cream of the more than five hundred articles written for the Village Voice by Kyle Gann, a leading authority on experimental American music of the late twentieth century.

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9780520229822 | Univ of California Pr, December 9, 2005, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This collection represents the cream of the more than five hundred articles written for the Village Voice by Kyle Gann, a leading authority on experimental American music of the late twentieth century.

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Product Description: Kyle Gann examines the characteristic sounds of the diverse movements in American art music from Charles Ives to the present day. He sketches the changing social and cultural contexts of American concert music through the study of representative works of music and key individuals...read more

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9780028646558 | Schirmer Books, November 1, 1997, cover price $147.95 | About this edition: Kyle Gann examines the characteristic sounds of the diverse movements in American art music from Charles Ives to the present day.

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9780495146353 | Wadsworth Pub Co, October 28, 2005, cover price $126.95 | About this edition: Kyle Gann examines the characteristic sounds of the diverse movements in American art music from Charles Ives to the present day.

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Product Description: Composer John Luther Adams makes his home in the boreal forest near Fairbanks, Alaska, where he has created a unique musical world grounded in the elemental landscapes and indigenous cultures of the North. Winter Music, a collection of Adams’s essays, journal entries, and other writings is poetic and inspirational and delves into the environmental and cultural awareness that creates his reflective, almost spiritual, approach to music...read more
By John Luther Adams and Kyle Gann (foreword by)

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9780819567420 | Har/com edition (Wesleyan Univ Pr, November 10, 2004), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Composer John Luther Adams makes his home in the boreal forest near Fairbanks, Alaska, where he has created a unique musical world grounded in the elemental landscapes and indigenous cultures of the North.

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Product Description: This book provides a chronological look at American music from colonial times to the end of the 20th century revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and critical views. It uses extensive citation of phonorecordings, especially CD's from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780139076435 | 4 sub edition (Prentice Hall, November 1, 1999), cover price $130.60 | About this edition: This book provides a chronological look at American music from colonial times to the end of the 20th century revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and critical views.

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