Give my regards to Eighth Street: collected writings of Morton Feldman

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Exact Change, Dec 1, 2000 - Art - 222 pages
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Morton Feldman (1926-1987) is among the most influential American composers of the twentieth century, a man whose music is known for its extreme quiet and delicate beauty (while Feldman himself was famously large and loud). Karlheinz Stockhausen once asked the composer what his "secret" was: "I don't push the sounds around," Feldman replied. His writings resemble his music in their quiet steadiness, their oscillations between assertion and doubt. They are also funny and illuminating, not only about his own music but about the entire New York School of painters, poets and composers that coalesced in the 1950s, including Feldman's friends Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston, Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank O'Hara and John Cage. Give My Regards to Eighth Streetis an authoritative collection of Feldman's writings, culled from published articles, program notes, LP liners, lectures, interviews and unpublished writings. It is one of those rare books from which anyone can draw inspiration, no matter what the vocation or discipline.

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Review: Give My Regards to Eighth Street: Collected Writings

User Review  - Evan Cordes - Goodreads

Morton Feldman's initials are MF and that's no coincidence. You definitely get a taste of Feldman as a person from this book. I'm excited to read the book of interviews with him to hear him speak ... Read full review

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780.92 F3126 2000 Read full review

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Friedman is an art historian and writer who associated with the artists of the New York School.

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