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Infinite music [electronic resource] : Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making. Adam Harper.

Harper, Adam. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781846949258 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: In the last few decades, new technologies have brought composers and listeners to the brink of an era of limitless musical possibility. They stand before a vast ocean of creative potential, in which any sounds imaginable can be synthesised and pieced together into radical new styles and forms of music-making. But are musicians taking advantage of this potential? How could we go about creating and listening to new music, and why should we? Bringing the ideas of twentieth-century avant-garde composers Arnold Schoenberg and John Cage to their ultimate conclusion, Infinite Music proposes a system for imagining music based on its capacity for variation, redefining musical modernism and music itself in the process. It reveals the restrictive categories traditionally imposed on music-making, replaces them with a new vocabulary and offers new approaches to organising musical creativity. By detailing not just how music is composed but crucially how it's perceived, Infinite Music maps...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Lanham : John Hunt Publishing, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 287 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Music.
Genre: Electronic books.

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