This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

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Oxford University Press, Jul 23, 2010 - Music - 256 pages
This book is an invaluable chronicle of an exuberant time of artistic exploration and experimentation populated by now legendary figures such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Cornelius Cardew, Terry Riley, Julius Eastman, David Tudor, and many others who were part of this under-known chapter of late 20th century music history. Levine Packer brings it to life once again.
 

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Contents

Experimental Music in Buffalo
3
Evenings for New Music in Buffalo
11
1 The Rockefeller Years 1964 to Spring 1968
15
Fall 1968 to 1972
79
Fall 1972
115
1977 to 1980
165
5 Postscript
187
Appendix 1 Time Line
191
Appendix 2 Interviews
193
Appendix 3 Creative Associates 1964 to 1980
197
Appendix 4 Creative Associate Graduate Fellows
201
Appendix 5 Selected Discography of Recordings by Members of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts
203
Notes
209
Bibliography
227
Index
233
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Born in France, raised in New York and Mexico City, Levine Packer worked with Lukas Foss and was co-director with Morton Feldman of the renowned contemporary music group in Buffalo, New York, and a director of the Contemporary Music Festival at the California Institute of the Arts. She was Director of the Inter-Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts, the producer of Steve Reich and Beryl Korots multimedia opera The Cave, and a dean at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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