Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music by Elliott Schwartz, Barney Childs, Jim Fox

By Elliott Schwartz, Barney Childs, Jim Fox

"This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical items offers a useful evaluate of the evolution of up to date music—from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernac"

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Elliott Schwartz has been a featured visitor composer during the U.S. and Europe, and has held prolonged residencies on the college of California, Ohio country collage, and Cambridge collage. he's the writer of track because 1945: concerns, fabrics, and Literature (with Daniel Godfrey) and is the Robert ok. Beckwith Professor of song at Bowdoin university.

Barney Childs is the cofounder of strengthen Recordings, former poetry editor of Genesis West, and a contributor to views of latest tune and different journals. His tune has been played on the as soon as competition and Tanglewood. he's Professor Emeritus at Johnston collage, college of Redlands.

Jim Fox is a Los Angeles-based composer and co-publisher of Silman-James Press.

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By Elliott Schwartz, Barney Childs, Jim Fox

"This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical items offers a useful evaluate of the evolution of up to date music—from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernac"

Expanded Edition.

Elliott Schwartz has been a featured visitor composer during the U.S. and Europe, and has held prolonged residencies on the college of California, Ohio country collage, and Cambridge collage. he's the writer of track because 1945: concerns, fabrics, and Literature (with Daniel Godfrey) and is the Robert ok. Beckwith Professor of song at Bowdoin university.

Barney Childs is the cofounder of strengthen Recordings, former poetry editor of Genesis West, and a contributor to views of latest tune and different journals. His tune has been played on the as soon as competition and Tanglewood. he's Professor Emeritus at Johnston collage, college of Redlands.

Jim Fox is a Los Angeles-based composer and co-publisher of Silman-James Press.

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On one hand, it demonstrates the degree to which the Residents could effectively deconstruct popular music and avant-garde/experimental music into unsettling yet humorous assemblages. “Songs” become a ground-up assemblage of rock-and-roll songs spewed back out as dissonance and noise while still retaining their recognizable “essence” with vocal melodies and instrumental riffs as the hooks that made them hit songs and marketable musical commodities. On the other hand, the Residents not only were influenced by Frank 2.

10 The problem becomes minimizing the noise of Hendrix’s version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as it assails “the relentless positivity of the original” and overemphasizing the music of Hendrix’s version of “The Star Spangled Banner” as it prescribes a “political alternative” of counterculture idealism that assumes its own relentless 1. National Anthems 21 positivity which, over the course of history, becomes manifest as cultural nostalgia and political romanticism to sustain the counterculture myth.

The punk vanguard became more interested in musical meaning itself, in the stylistic assumptions that bound subcultures together. 28 Active since the early 1970s, the Residents began as a multi-media project encompassing film, theater, and music that incorporated elements of Dada, Surrealism, Pop Art, and kitsch. Musically the Residents were highly influenced by sources ranging from Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Harry Partch, free jazz and musique concrète; however, popular music 2. The “Anti-Cover” 39 genres like exotica and commercial jingles could be discerned as well.

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