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Electric Counterpoint (1987)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Electric Counterpoint, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival for the guitarist Pat Metheny. It was composed during ... More


New York Counterpoint (1985)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about New York Counterpoint. He says that New York Counterpoint is a continuation of ideas found in Vermont Counterpoint (1982), in which a soloist plays ... More


Vermont Counterpoint (1982)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Vermont Counterpoint, which was commissioned by Ransom Wilson and is dedicated to Betty Freeman. It is scored for three alto flutes, three flutes, three ... More


The Blues And New Orleans Jazz

Vic Hobson

in Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter concludes that the blues, including the twelve-bar form of the blues was played in New Orleans by Bolden and his contemporaries. It also concludes that the principles of barbershop ... More


Carter

David Schiff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908–2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other ... More


Steve Reich’s Counterpoints and Computers: Rethinking the 1980s

Twila Bakker

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter re-evaluates the role of Steve Reich’s 1980s Counterpoint series in the context of his reinvention as a venerated member of New York’s new music establishment. It aims to show how ... More


Decision Making, Taste, and Financial Commitment to Culture: Or, Why Counterpoint Press Accepted after Rejecting It

Clayton Childress

in Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines why Counterpoint Press eventually accepted the manuscript for Jarrettsville after initially rejecting it. As a precondition for representing Cornelia Nixon, Wendy Weil asked her ... More


Industry Structure and the Position and Disposition of Publishers: Or, How Some of the End of Quite Literally Became the Beginning

Clayton Childress

in Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines Counterpoint Press editor Adam Krefman's proposal for changing Jarrettsville by focusing on the field of production and how different book publishers fit and operate within it. ... More


Storytelling and Mythmaking: Or, How a One-Sentence Email Nearly Doubled a Print Run

Clayton Childress

in Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines how a one-sentence email from Kim Wylie, the VP of sales at Publishers Group West, almost led to a doubling of Counterpoint Press's print run for Jarrettsville. Cornelia Nixon ... More


Retailers and Reviewers: Or, How Being Placed on the Front Table Could Have Tanked

Clayton Childress

in Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines Counterpoint Press's marketing for Jarrettsville, focusing on how it increased awareness for Cornelia Nixon's novel at BookExpo America (BEA). It first provides an overview of ... More


Conclusion: Reconnecting Creation, Production, and Reception

Clayton Childress

in Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book has shown how authors, publishers, and readers all operate in different fields, rather than occupy a single “literary field.” Through her author tour and occasional fan mail, Cornelia Nixon ... More


Jazzmen

Vic Hobson

in Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazzmen (1939) was the first book to place New Orleans at the origin of jazz. Written by Frederic Ramsey Jr., Bill Russell, and Charles Edward Smith, the book relied heavily on what jazz musicians ... More


Afro-Electric Counterpoint

Martin Scherzinger

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Using Electric Counterpoint as a central reference, this chapter outlines the constitutive role played by audible cultures of the non-West in shaping the distinctive sound of Steve Reich’s music. ... More


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