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Beyond notation : the music of Earle Brown / Rebecca Y. Kim, editor.

Brown, Earle, 1926-2002 Prose works. Selections. (Added Author). Kim, Rebecca Y. (Editor).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780472130580
  • ISBN: 0472130587
  • Physical Description: xxxvii, 370 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An overview of Earle Brown's techniques and media / Jason Cady -- The early years / Carolyn Brown -- Earle Brown's study and use of the Schillinger system of musical compostition / Louis Pine -- Energy fields : Earle Brown, open form, and the visual arts / David Ryan -- Four musicians at work and Earle Brown's Indices / Rebecca Y. Kim -- Their man in Europe, our man in America : Earle Brown and the European avant-garde / Richard Toop -- Collage and the feedback condition of Earle Brown's Calder piece / Elizabeth Hoover -- Imagining an ever-changing entity : compositional process in Earle Brown's Cross sections and color fields / Fredrick Gifford -- Then and now : changing perspectives on performing Earle Brown's open form score / Stephen Drury -- "Let's hear some sounds" : Earle Brown at CalArts / George Brunner -- Farewell to the closed form : Earle Brown and the New York School / Hans Zender ; (translated by Felix Koch) -- Select texts by Earle Brown.
Summary, etc.:
Earle Brown (1926-2002) was a crucial part of the seminal group of experimental composers known as the New York School, and his work intersects in fascinating ways with that of his colleagues John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff. This book seeks to expand our view of Brown's work, addressing his practices as a painter and composer as well as his collaborations with visual artists Alexander Calder, Robert Rauschenberg, and the American abstract expressionists. The essays collected here explore Brown's compositional methods and their historical place in depth: not only his influential experiments with open form composition and graphic notation, but his interest in collaboration, mixed media, and his engagement with the European avant-garde. The volume includes several short essays by Brown that shed new light on his relationships with colleagues and the ideas that drove his work.
Subject: Brown, Earle, 1926-2002 > Criticism and interpretation.

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