New Directions in Music

ISBN-10: 1577661087

ISBN-13: 9781577661085

Edition: 7th 2001

Authors: David Cope
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Description: New edition of a text that explores the history, philosophy, composers, and works of the avant-garde since the late 1940s, emphasizing works that depart radically from tradition. Cope (U. of California, Santa Cruz) provides in-depth analyses that cover historical background; general formal analysis as well as musical structure; orchestration techniques; basic techniques such as pitch organization, motivic structures, and rhythmic detail; significant vertical structures (chord roots and centers); significant horizontal melodic structures involving cadence, balance, and motion; and a summary of the stylistic parameters employed by the composer. Each chapter contains relevant interviews or articles, most of which originally appeared in The Composer Magazine. Illustrated with b&w photographs and excerpts from musical scores. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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List price: $57.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

David Cope is a composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Virtual Music: Computer Synthesis of Musical Style (MIT Press, 2004).

Preface
Introduction
Ben Johnston: Art and Survival
Origins
An Overview of Tonality
Expanded Scale Resources
Extensions of Triadic Harmony
Musical Hierarchy
Vectoral Analysis
Edgard Varese: Density 21.5
George Rochberg: No Center
Atonality and Serialism
Atonality and Pitch Class
Sets, Vectors, and Subsets
Serial Techniques
Combinatoriality
Integral Serialism
Vectoral Analysis
Anton von Webern: Symphonie, op. 21
David Cope and Galen Wilson: An Interview with Pierre Boulez
Texturalism
Principles
Cluster Techniques
Rhythmic Developments
Vectoral Analysis
Krzysztof Penderecki: Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra
David Felder and Mark Schneider: An Interview with Krzysztof Penderecki
Timbralism and Tuning
Traditional Instrument Exploration
New Instruments
Timbre and Spatial Modulation
Non-Western Influences
Microtones and Tuning Systems
Vectoral Analysis
Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King
Tom Everett: An Interview with Henry Brant
Indeterminacy
Improvisation
Indeterminacy
Composer Indeterminacy
Performer Indeterminacy
Composer and Performer Indeterminacy
Vectoral Analysis
John Cage: Cartridge Music
David Cope: An Interview with John Cage
Experimentalism
Fundamentals
Danger Music
Conceptualism
Biomusic
Soundscapes
Multimedia, Mixed Media, and Intermedia
Virtual Reality and the Internet
Vectoral Analysis
Pauline Oliveros: Sonic Meditation XIII
Morton Feldman: Between Categories
Electroacoustic Music
Background
Fundamental Concepts
Examples
Poeme electronique
Digital Electroacoustic Music
MIDI
Vectoral Analysis
Jean-Claude Risset: Inharmonic Soundscapes
Andrew R. Brown: An Interview with Paul Lansky
Algorithmic Composition
Background
Expert Systems
Neural Networks
Mathematical Sources
Interactive Composition
Current Programs
Vectoral Analysis
Iannis Xenakis: Atrees
John Cage, Lukas Foss, Iannis Xenakis: Short Answers to Difficult Questions
Minimalism
Sources
Minimalism
The New Tonality
Vectoral Analysis
Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach
Andrew R. Brown: An Interview with Steve Reich
Integration
Background
Synthesis
Quotation
Vectoral Analysis
Luciano Berio: Sinfonia
David Felder: An Interview with Luciano Berio
Postlude
Appendix I
Glossary of Terms
Appendix II
Biographical Data
Appendix III
Notations
Introduction
Brief Bibliography
New Music Notations
Source Addresses
Record Companies
Periodicals
Music Publishers
Hardware
Software
MIDI Organizations and Publications
Web Addresses (a few interesting websites)
Bibliography
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