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From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

James Tenney

Larry Polansky and Lauren Pratt (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

One of the twentieth century's most important musical thinkers, the author did pioneering work in multiple fields, including computer music, tuning theory, and algorithmic and computer-assisted ... More


The Ideology of the Drone: La Monte Young the Mystic

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines how, in the 1960s, Young made the transformation from brash enfant terrible to musical mystic. It also explores how the development of Young’s mystical persona coincided with ... More


Space Exploration, Part 2: Mormon Cosmology and The Well-Tuned Piano

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter uses one of Young’s most important formative influences, namely, the Mormon faith in which he was raised, to explore one of his most important works, The Well-Tuned Piano. This ... More


Pitch in electronic music

Curtis Roads

in Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195373233
eISBN:
9780190232900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373233.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Pitch is an intrinsically fascinating phenomenon. The current musical situation prompts a reconsideration of the aesthetics of pitch. At least two developments motivate this. First, the inherent ... More


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