This account of experimental music from 1950 to 1970 traces the revolutionary attitudes that were developed towards concepts of time, space, sound, and composer/performer responsibility. It was within this tradition that musical minimalism began
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'Nyman's book remains a privileged window into that strange world, and its republication will be a boon to a new generation.' BBC Music Magazine||'... a welcome reissue of the book ... Above all, Experimental Music is a useful source book for a period of radicalism in musical practice in which the rule was to break the rules.' Music Teacher