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Once and the Sixties

Ralf Dietrich

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

ONCE had two lives, each of which can be associated with one half of the 1960s. Chronologically, the ONCE Festival of musical premieres in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the nationwide performing ONCE ... More


Sound of the Underground: Earthquakes, Nuclear Weaponry, and Music

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The sounds and seismological signals of earthquakes and nuclear weapons are related to the sublime, to sensing the earth at a global scale, and to music. The seismological sublime is shown to be ... More


Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Douglas Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Earth Sound Earth Signal is a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day. Grounded ... More


For More New Signals

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Concurrent with the developing plenitude of sounds from the early avant-garde through the experimental arts in the 1960s, exemplified in John Cage’s “For More New Sounds” (1941), was an expansion of ... More


Robert Ashley

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035494
eISBN:
9780252094569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the life and works of Robert Ashley, one of the leading American composers of the post-Cage generation. Ashley's innovations began in the 1960s when he, along with Alvin Lucier, ... More


Cage as Performer

Gordon Mumma

in Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044071
eISBN:
9780226044873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Gordon Mumma, a composer and performer who collaborated with Cage at a time when both worked with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, documents aspects of Cage's activities as a performer. He ... More


Introduction

David W. Bernstein

in Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044071
eISBN:
9780226044873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This book highlights the works of John Cage, who is known as a tireless provocateur and propagandist for a small community of avant-garde musicians, artists, and writers. Today his work is recognized ... More


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