Changing the System: The Music of Christian Wolff
Philip Thomas, Stephen Timothy Chase
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Music - 259 pages
This title is a detailed analysis of the music of Christian Wolff. The reception of Wolff's music is discussed, particularly in relation to the European avant-garde in the 1950s and 1960s, and also within the context of Wolff as an associate of Cage and Feldman.
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Accompaniments Apartment House Exercise audience avant-garde bass Boulez Bread and Roses Burdocks Cage's cello Changing the System chords Christian Wolff clarinet clef composer composer's concert conductor context continuity Cornelius Cardew counterpoint create Cues cultural Darmstadt David Behrman David Tudor discussion Duo for Pianists duration dynamics earlier ensemble Example Exercise 24 Exercises with Peace experimental music Frederic Rzewski Gresser Harmonie Band Henze hocket idea improvisation indeterminacy indeterminate individual instructions Instrumental Exercises Interview John Cage John Tilbury Kotik listener material melody Morton Feldman movement musicians notation orchestra Ordinary Matter Peace March percussion percussionist performance phrases pianist pitches playing political possible potential Preludes Prepared Piano Programme note Prose Collection quartet relationship rhythm rhythmic structures Robyn Schulkowsky score Scratch Orchestra seminar sense situation social solo song sounds specific strings techniques tempo texture traditional trio Variation violin voice Webern whilst Wobbly Music Wolff's music writing