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    New Music Theater Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

    ISBN-10: 0195099362
    ISBN-13: 9780195099362
    Author(s): Eric Salzman, Thomas Desi
    Description: "The New Music Theater is the first comprehensive attempt in English to cover a still-emerging art form in its widest range. This book, written for the reader who comes from the contemporary worlds of music, theater, film, literature, and visual  More...
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    Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 416
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.584
    Language: English

    "The New Music Theater is the first comprehensive attempt in English to cover a still-emerging art form in its widest range. This book, written for the reader who comes from the contemporary worlds of music, theater, film, literature, and visual arts, provides a wealth of examples and descriptions, not only of the works themselves but of the concepts, ideas and trends that have gone into the evolution of what may be the most central performance art form of the post-modern world."--BOOK JACKET.

    Introduction: What is Music Theater?
    Music in Music Theater
    The Voice
    Where the Sound Comes From
    The Music
    Is there such a thing as progress in music and music theater?
    Theater in Music Theater
    Theater, Music, and Culture
    Text
    The Language of Kathakali
    Visual Strategies
    Space
    A Theater of Warm Bodies?
    Putting it all together: La Mise en Scene
    The American Eccentrics
    Germany and Austria
    The Italians
    The In Between
    Music Theater in France
    Great Britain and Northern Europe
    Downtown
    Minimalism
    The Show Music Go On
    Extended Voice
    Media and Music Theater
    After the Show: Taking it Apart
    Criticism and Journalism
    Towards a Theory of Music Theater
    Notation vs. Improvisation
    The Ingredients
    Popular or High Art?
    Is Anyone Listening?
    Coda
    Appendix
    Bibliography

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