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Voice, Music, Modernism: The Case of Luigi Nono and Karlheinz Stockhausen

Marcelle Pierson

in The Voice as Something More: Essays toward Materiality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226656397
eISBN:
9780226656427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656427.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Song, with the voice as its medium, is often associated with the heart—with authenticity, with passion, with emotion and its unmediated expression. Song and voice thus make uneasy bedfellows with ... More


Sound Art—New Only in Name: A Selected History of German Sound Works from the Last Century

Brett M Van Hoesen and Jean-Paul Perrotte

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Over the last decade or so, sound art has emerged as a seemingly new genre in the art world. While this trend has started to challenge the dominance of visual culture, the label of sound art ... More


Electronic Works (1957–58)

Benjamin R. Levy

in Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199381999
eISBN:
9780199382019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381999.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the compositional processes used in Ligeti’s three electronic pieces. After his flight from Hungary during the 1956 revolution and his arrival in Cologne in 1957, Ligeti began ... More


Getting Inside the Sound: The Works from 1959 to 1960

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/9780199740208.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the transitional but highly influential works La Monte Young composed as a graduate student at U.C. Berkeley, as a composer for Anna Halprin’s dance studio, and as a new arrival ... More


Groundzeroland

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

in Crimes of Art + Terror

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the aesthetic character and effects of the September 11 terrorist attacks. It considers the comments of Karlheinz Stockhausen, the German pioneer of electronic music, who called ... More


Crimes of Art + Terror

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? This book explores the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. The book begins by anchoring the ... More


Works for Tape

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter focuses on the more significant electronic works produced in the 1960s and 1970s. In Milan, Luciano Berio lost interest in the studio and moved away to work at Columbia/Princeton and ... More


Related Styles

Edward Macan

in Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098884
eISBN:
9780199853236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098884.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

There was a general belief at that time that classical music, jazz, folk music, rock music, and Eastern styles were all tributaries that were about to flow into a new, unified style; no less a figure ... More


Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores how political pressures affected musical life on both sides of the iron curtain during the early years of the cold war. It illuminates the pervasive political anxieties of the day ... More


Serialism: Permutating Indefinite-Pitched Instruments

Thomas Siwe

in Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043130
eISBN:
9780252052019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043130.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the 1950s and 1960s, many composers, influenced by Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, embraced serial compositional techniques. Tonal music became atonal and composers, such as Pierre Boulez from ... More


. The Gigantic

Marc Redfield

in The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The co-implication of aesthetic and tele-techno-mediatic problems and practices becomes visible as the twin (and twinned) problem of the aesthetic rendering of catastrophe (“after Auschwitz to write ... More


Destroying Modernity: The World Trade Center

Miles Orvell

in Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter centers on the World Trade Center disaster and how its significance was interpreted through photographic imagery and the mass media. The spectacle of destruction has never been more ... More


“Out of Tune”: Hauer's Legacy and the Aesthetics of Minimalism in Art and Music

Simon Shaw-Miller

in Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter analyzes the works of Austrian composer Josef Matthias Hauer. It explains that Hauer's music and ideas have much in common with Greenbergian modernism in its attempt to develop a new ... More


Electronic Music

Thomas Siwe

in Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043130
eISBN:
9780252052019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043130.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

With the end of World War II came the rebirth of European radio. Government stations in both France and Germany established experimental studios for research, from which arose a new kind of music, ... More


Music-Theater

Thomas Siwe

in Artful Noise: Percussion Literature in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043130
eISBN:
9780252052019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043130.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the late 1960s, a renewed focus on the theatrical aspects of musical performance merged with the political and social concerns of the times to create a new genre, music-theater. For ... More


Modernists

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter demonstrates how when it comes to modernism in postwar America, the most influential European composers were the Frenchman Pierre Boulez, the Italians Luciano Berio and Luigi Nono, and ... More


Back to Modernism. Back to Futurism. Back to New York (1948–1975)

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Carter’s mid-life oeuvre much of it composed in Europe, can be divided into three phases. From the Cello Sonata to the Variations for Orchestra he achieved a synthesis of European modernism, ... More


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