Modern Music And After

Author: Paul Griffiths
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199792283
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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.

Deep Time Of The Media

Author: Siegfried Zielinski
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262740326
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Takes us on an archaeological quest into the hidden layers of media development, dynamic moments of intense activity in media design and construction that have been largely ignored in the historical-media archaeological record.

The Story Of The Amulet

Author: Edith Nesbit
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Continues the story, begun in the book, The Five Children and It, which is about children who find a strange creature who can grant their wishes.

Diplomacy On The Edge

Author: Geert-Hinrich Ahrens
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
ISBN: 0801885574
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Geert-Hinrich Ahrens tells about the international efforts to mediate the political, economic, and social climate of the countries of the former Yugoslavia in 1991--2004 when some of the struggles were deadly.

The Boulez Cage Correspondence

Author: Pierre Boulez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521485586
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Between May 1949 and August 1954 the composers Pierre Boulez and John Cage exchanged a series of remarkable letters which reflect on their own music and the music and culture of the time. This correspondence, together with a further letter from 1962 and various other relevant documents, have been edited by Jean-Jacques Nattiez and appear here for the first time completely in English. At the time Cage and Boulez were great friends and these amicable letters reflect their differing ideas on the course new music should take. While Boulez was thinking about forms of serialism, Cage was moving in the direction of ever greater compositional freedom and chance procedures. Professor Nattiez has written a full introduction to this collection of documents and the meticulous and detailed annotation of every letter makes this a volume of extraordinary value for our understanding of the development of both Cage and Boulez and the music of their time.

Dark Fiber

Author: Geert Lovink
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621809
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Net criticism that establishes the principles and foundation for a collaborative, global new media culture.


Author: Willy Verkauf
Size: 34.31 MB
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Future Cinema

Author: Jeffrey Shaw
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780262692861
Size: 38.50 MB
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An investigation of new cinematic forms that, incorporating electronic media, are transforming the traditional relationships between film and reality and between producer and audience.