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The Ashgate research companion to experimental music

The Ashgate research companion to experimental music

Saunders, James

The recent resurgence of experimental music has given rise to a more divergent range of practices than has previously been the case. This book reflects these recent developments by providing an overview of current thinking and presenting detailed case studies that document the work of contemporary figures

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: edited by James Saunders
ISBN: 0754662829, 9780754662822
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 485 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Electronic music; Avant garde; Experimental music; Avant-garde (Music)


  1. Foreword
  2. Preface
  3. Part I: Why experimental? Why me?, Christopher Fox
  4. Writing, music, Michael Pisaro
  5. A prescription for action, Philip Thomas
  6. Open sources: words, circuits, and the notation/realization relation in live electronic music, Ronald Kuivila
  7. Instrumentalizing: approaches to improvising with sounding objects in experimental music, Andy Keep
  8. Free improvisation in music and capitalism: resisting authority and the cults of scientism and celebrity, Edwin Pr?vost
  9. Beyond the soundscape: art and nature in contemporary phonography, Will Montgomery
  10. Soundwalking: aural excursions into the everyday, John Levack Drever
  11. 'We have eyes as well as ears?': experimental music and the visual arts, David Ryan. Part II: Fourteen musicians, James Saunders
  12. Antoine Beuger
  13. Laurence Crane
  14. Rhodri Davies
  15. Christopher Fox
  16. Bernhard G?nter
  17. Bryn Harrison
  18. Philip Jeck
  19. Alvin Lucier
  20. Phill Niblock
  21. Evan Parker
  22. Tim Parkinson
  23. Jennifer Walshe
  24. Manfred Werder
  25. Christian Wolff
  26. Bibliography
  27. Index.