Classical Music why Bother?: Hearing the World of Contemporary Culture Through a Composer's Ears
Drawing on contemporary thought about 'design space' and 'universal Grammar' to show how intrinsic values can be rediscovered, this book looks at the importance of multimedia in allowing multiple points of entry for the discovering of new works. Classical Music: Why Bother? will intrigue all listeners of contemporary music, students of musical thought, and composers-but it will also interest students of contemporary aesthetics. It answers the age-old question How can we bring a new audience to contemporary art? - and challenges both the creators and their audience to broaden their ideas about what is valuable and lasting in today's culture.
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