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Composing ambiguity the early music of Morton Feldman

Alistair. Noble

2013

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  • Title:
    Composing ambiguity the early music of Morton Feldman
  • Author: Alistair. Noble
  • Description: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Listening to Process, Playing the System; 2 'to create music as if on a canvas': Intermission 5 (1952); 3 Piano Piece 1952: 'a discipline of vagueness'; 4 Intermission 6 (1953): 'the outlines of becoming'; 5 'Primitive Designs': Hearing and Thinking through Intersection 3; 6 Playing Feldman; Bibliography; Index
    Alistair Noble reveals key aspects of Morton Feldman's musical language as it developed during a crucial period in the early 1950's. Drawing models from primary sources, he shows that Feldman worked deliberately within a two-dimensional frame, allowing a focus upon the fundamental materials of sounding pitch in time. Through close reading of several important works, Noble shows that there is a remarkable consistency of compositional method, despite the varied experimental notations used by Feldman at this time. Indeed, much of the language developed by Feldman in this period was still in use
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Burlington : Ashgate
  • Format: 1 online resource (228 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-317-16267-6;ISBN 1-317-16266-8;ISBN 1-299-26355-0;ISBN 1-4094-5165-8
  • Subjects: Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation; Composition (Music); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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