What's the Matter with Today's Experimental Music?: Organized Sound Too Rarely Heard

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Performing Arts - 308 pages
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Today's education and communications media are seen to be the main cause of the anonymity of contemporary music and suggestions are made to improve this situation. Leigh Landy investigates audio-visual applications that have hardly been explored, new timbres and sound sources, the discovery of musical space, new notations, musical politics, and the 'musical community' in an attempt to incite more composers, musicians and musicologists to get this music out into the works and to stimulate the creation of new experimental works.
 

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Contents

Part 2 Four ExtraMusical Subjects of Relevance
19
Advances within Experimental Music
57
Part 4 Contemporary Music Today
131
Part 5 Conclusion
173
Part 6 Work Descriptions and Cues for The Listener
189
Bibliography
295
Index of names
305
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Leigh Landy directs the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University. His scholarship is divided between creative and musicological work, and his compositions have been performed around the globe. He is editor of the journal Organised Sound and author of several books including Understanding the Art of Sound Organization (2007) and Making Music with Sounds (2012). He directs the ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) projects and is a founding director of the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network (EMS).

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