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Feldman in Buffalo: Fall 1972

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Composer Morton Feldman comes to Buffalo as the visiting Slee Professor of Music and enters into a mutually appreciative relationship with the Creative Associates. While Michael Tilson Thomas ... More


This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Renee Levine Packer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book portrays an important and previously unexplored corner of the history of new music in America: the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo. ... More


The Final Years: 1977 to 1980

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Jan Williams assumes the co-music directorship of the Center with Morton Feldman. Feldman proposes changes to the Center's focus and format. Budget crises continue. Renée Levine leaves Buffalo. ... More


‘In Fatal Winds’: Frank O'hara and Morton Feldman

Will Montgomery (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the relationship between O'Hara and Morton Feldman, who twice set to music O'Hara's ‘Wind’, a short poem dedicated to the composer. O'Hara wrote the sleeve notes for Feldman's ... More


Feldman (1997)

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/9780195151152.003.0060
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Morton Feldman, expressing his love and admiration for his music. Feldman was able to combine extremely chromatic harmony, soft dynamics, and generally ... More


Musical Portraits of Visual Artists

Joshua S. Walden

in Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 2 considers the connections between musical and visual modes of representing identity through the study of musical portraits of visual artists, with special focus on Morton Feldman’s “de ... More


New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Amy Beal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book documents how American experimental music and its practitioners came to prominence in the West German cultural landscape between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the ... More


Introduction

Ryan Dohoney

in Saving Abstraction: Morton Feldman, the de Menils, and the Rothko Chapel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190948573
eISBN:
9780190948603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948573.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The introduction argues for a broader investigation into Morton Feldman’s music for the Rothko Chapel beyond a model of ekphrasis that considers only how Feldman translates Rothko’s paintings into ... More


Epilogue

Ryan Dohoney

in Saving Abstraction: Morton Feldman, the de Menils, and the Rothko Chapel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190948573
eISBN:
9780190948603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948573.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The epilogue tracks the aftermath of the premiere of Rothko Chapel and focuses on the subsequent recording of the piece and its role in the life of the Chapel. The record managed to extend the ... More


Saving Abstraction: Morton Feldman, the de Menils, and the Rothko Chapel

Ryan Dohoney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190948573
eISBN:
9780190948603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948573.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Saving Abstraction takes up the conflicted history of Morton Feldman’s most important collaboration—his work with Dominique and John de Menil on music for the Rothko Chapel in Houston. These ... More


New Music—New Rhythm

Christopher Hasty

in Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190841485
eISBN:
9780190841522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841485.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter undertakes an exploration of rhythmic practices in twentieth and, especially, late twentieth-century European-International modernist music, focusing on attempts to reduce or eliminate ... More


Chance and Indeterminacy in 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/9780252043130.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The incorporation of degrees of chance in the creation and realization of music captured the imagination of composers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Led by the American iconoclast John Cage—the ... More


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