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The Resource Christian Wolff, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund

Christian Wolff, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund

Label
Christian Wolff
Title
Christian Wolff
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this first interpretive narrative of the life and work of Christian Wolff, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund trace the influences and sensibilities of a contemporary composer's atypical career path and restless imagination. Written in full cooperation with Wolff, including access to his papers, this volume is a much-needed introduction to a leading avant-garde composer still living, writing music, and speaking about his own work. Wolff has pioneered various compositional and notational idioms, including overtly political music, indeterminacy, graphic scores, and extreme virtuosity. Trained as a classicist rather than a musician, Wolff has never quite had both feet in the rarefied world of contemporary composition. Yet he's considered a "composer's composer," with a mind ensconced equally in ancient Greek tragedy and experimental music and an eccentric and impulsive compositional approach that eludes a fixed stylistic fingerprint. Hicks and Asplund cover Wolff's family life and formative years, his role as a founder of the New York School of composers, and the context of his life and work as part of the John Cage circle, as well as his departures from it. Critically assessing Wolff's place within the experimental musical field, this volume captures both his eloquence and reticence and provides insights into his broad interests and activities within music and beyond [Publisher description]
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DLC
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1956-
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Hicks, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W814
LC item number
H53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Asplund, Christian
Series statement
American composers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolff, Christian
  • Wolff, Christian
  • Wolff, Christian von
  • Composers
  • Avant-garde (Music)
  • Avant-garde (Music)
  • Composers
  • United States
Label
Christian Wolff, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Orpheus in Tennis Sneakers -- Situations of Too Extreme Difficulty : 1951-1959 -- Vast, Sparse Areas of Possibility : 1960-1969 -- Let Playing Be Composition and Composition Playing : 1969-1974 -- Something More Specifically "Musical" : 1973-1984 -- Not to Do Something I've Already Done : 1982-1999 -- Among Friends, in a Private World
Control code
777251284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 118 pages
Isbn
9780252078965
Lccn
2012005714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)777251284
Label
Christian Wolff, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Orpheus in Tennis Sneakers -- Situations of Too Extreme Difficulty : 1951-1959 -- Vast, Sparse Areas of Possibility : 1960-1969 -- Let Playing Be Composition and Composition Playing : 1969-1974 -- Something More Specifically "Musical" : 1973-1984 -- Not to Do Something I've Already Done : 1982-1999 -- Among Friends, in a Private World
Control code
777251284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 118 pages
Isbn
9780252078965
Lccn
2012005714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)777251284

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