Talking music: conversations with John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and five generations of American experimental composers

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Schirmer Books, 1995 - Music - 489 pages
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Review: Talking Music: Conversations With John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, And 5 Generations Of American Experimental Composers

User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

Because the music isn't weird enough, here's Cage, Glass and Anderson (et al) discussing the music, weirdly. Read full review

Review: Talking Music: Conversations With John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, And 5 Generations Of American Experimental Composers

User Review  - James R - Goodreads

Great book, William Duckworth possesses a unique talent for asking the right questions, teasing out composers' insights into their own work and creative process, as well insight into culture, music, and composition in general. Read full review

Contents

John Cage b Los Angeles 1912 d New York 1992
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Conlon Nancarrow b Texarkana Arkansas 1912
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Milton Babbitt b Philadelphia 1916
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About the author (1995)

An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 200 works, including the well-known Time Curve Preludes for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Rolling Stone magazine called his teaching "hip, bright and innovative." Duckworth has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, Cathedral, co-created with Nora Farrell and online since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. Duckworth's recent honors include the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award and the 2002 Award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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