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Source: music of the avant-garde, 1966-1973

Source: music of the avant-garde, 1966-1973

Kahn, Douglas, 1951-; Austin, Larry

This work is a seminal source for materials on the heyday of experimental music and arts. The book documents crucial changes in performance practice and live electronics, computer music, notation and event scores, theatre and installations, and much more

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Berkeley, Calif.; London: University of California Press, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Larry Austin and Douglas Kahn
ISBN: 0520257480, 0520267451, 9780520257481, 9780520267459
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: "A Roth Family Foundation music in America book".
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 440 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject: Music 20th century History and criticism.; Music 20th century.; Avant-garde (Music); 20th Century music; Avant garde; Music.; Experimental music
Added Entry: Source (Sacramento, Calif.)

Contents

  1. Preface: Source in the Cause of New Music, by Douglas Kahn
  2. Introduction: Larry Austin on Source, from an interview by Douglas Kahn
  3. ISSUE NO.
  4. The Editors | Preface
  5. Giuseppe Chiari | Quel che volete
  6. Robert Ashley
  7. • in memoriam...Esteban Gómez (quartet)
  8. • in memoriam...John Smith (concerto)
  9. • in memoriam...Crazy Horse (symphony)
  10. • in memoriam...Kit Carson (opera)
  11. plus Letter to the Editor
  12. Earle Brown | Form in New Music
  13. Harry Partch | Lecture
  14. Harry Partch | And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma
  15. Robert Ashley, Larry Austin, and Karlheinz Stockhausen | Conversation
  16. ISSUE NO.
  17. The Editors | Is the Composer Anonymous?
  18. Toshi Ichiyanagi | Appearance, for 3 Instruments, 2 Oscillators, 2 Ring Modulators
  19. Morton Feldman | Conversations Without Stravinsky
  20. John Cage | 4'33"
  21. plus correspondence and telephone conversation with the Editor
  22. Gordon Mumma | Alvin Lucier’s Music for Solo Performer 1965
  23. Jerry Hunt | Sur (Doctor) John Dee and Tabulatura Soyga
  24. ISSUE NO.
  25. Larry Austin, Stanley Lunetta, John Mizelle, and Arthur Woodbury | Groups Section
  26. • Gordon Mumma and Larry Austin | Sonic Arts Group
  27. • Robert Ashley | The ONCE Group
  28. • Musica Elettronica Viva | WORDS . . .
  29. David Behrman | Wave Train
  30. Will Johnson | First Festival of Live-Electronic Music 1967
  31. John Mizelle | Radial Energy I
  32. Frederic Rzewski | Plan for Spacecraft
  33. Pauline Oliveros | Some Sound Observations
  34. Robert Moran | Titus Number 1 for Amplified Automobile
  35. The Editors | Comment
  36. ISSUE NO.
  37. Robert Ashley | The Wolfman
  38. John Cage and Lejaren Hiller | HPSCHD, interview by Larry Austin
  39. Larry Austin | Accidents
  40. ISSUE NO.
  41. Anna [Annea] Lockwood | Glass Concert
  42. Christian Wolff | Edges
  43. Dick Higgins | Boredom and Danger
  44. Stanley Lunetta | Spider-Song
  45. Max Neuhaus | A Max Sampler: Six sound oriented pieces for situations other than that of the concert hall
  46. Larry Austin | Events/Comments
  47. ISSUE NO.
  48. Dick Higgins | The Thousand Symphonies
  49. Philip Corner | Anti-personnel Bomb
  50. Editors and Respondents | Events/Comments: Is new music being used for political or social ends?
  51. Jani Christou | Enantiodromia
  52. Frederic Rzewski | Street Music and Symphony
  53. ISSUE NO.
  54. John Cage and Calvin Sumsion | Plexigram IV: Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel
  55. • Barbara Rose | Not Wanting to Say Anything about Marcel
  56. John Dinwiddie | MEWANTEMOOSEICDAY: John Cage in Davis, 1969
  57. Dick Higgins | Towards the ’70s
  58. Arthur Woodbury | Velox
  59. Pauline Oliveros | The Indefinite Integral of Psi Star Psi d Tau Equals One
  60. Mark Riener | Phlegethon
  61. Alvin Lucier | I Am Sitting In A Room and Vespers
  62. Ben Johnston | How to Cook an Albatross
  63. Jocy de Oliveira | Polinterações
  64. ISSUE NO.
  65. Sven Hansell and Harvey Matusow | Fylkingen 1970
  66. • Åke Hodell, Mr. Smith in Rhodesia
  67. • Bob Cobbing, Chamber Music
  68. • Ferdinand Kriwet, Rundscheibe XIII
  69. Lowell Cross | Audio/Video/Laser
  70. Morton Feldman | Boola Boola
  71. Larry Austin | Caritas and Transmission One
  72. Stanley Lunetta | Moosack Machine
  73. Peter Garland | “Sea Fever”
  74. Larry Austin | Editorial
  75. ISSUE NO.
  76. David Rosenboom | Noise Abatement Resolution
  77. Anna [Annea] Lockwood | Piano Burning and Tiger Balm
  78. Nelson Howe | Fur Music
  79. Nicolas Slonimsky, Möbius Strip-Tease
  80. Stanley Lunetta | Events/Comments
  81. • Donald Buchla | On the Desirability of Distinguishing between Sound and Structure
  82. The Editors | International Carnival of Experimental Sound
  83. ISSUE NO.
  84. Alvin Lucier | Gentle Fire and Queen of the South
  85. “Naked Software”
  86. • Harvey Matusow | Naked Software: 12-Cassette Spatial Sound System
  87. • Anna [Annea] Lockwood: River Archive
  88. • John Lifton | Project: International Concert of Public Noise
  89. • John Lifton | Interface 3A
  90. Stuart Marshall | “Exhibition on 3 Hills”
  91. Steve Reich | “Music as a Gradual Process” and Pendulum Music
  92. Anthony Braxton | 8KN-(J-6)
  93. 1 R10
  94. Cornelius Cardew | The Great Learning
  95. Cornelius Cardew | The Scratch Orchestra: Draft Constitution
  96. George Brecht | Land Mass Translocation
  97. Christopher Hobbs | The Friesian Cow
  98. a.d.r. | Portsmouth Sinfonia
  99. Gavin Bryars | Verbal Pieces
  100. Pauline Oliveros | Sonic Meditations
  101. ISSUE NO.
  102. Ken Friedman and Stanley Lunetta | Editorial
  103. • Ken Friedman | International Sources: Notes on the Exhibition
  104. Ken Friedman | NYCS Weekly Breeder
  105. Max Neuhaus | Water Whistle
  106. Robert Filliou | Telepathic Music
  107. Image Bank | New York Corres-Sponge Dance School of Vancouver
  108. Nam June Paik | “My Symphonies” and “Postmusic”
  109. Charles Amirkhanian | “xvurt” and “bcuhla”
  110. John Paul Rhinehart and Stanley Marsh 3 | Chromatic Tree Harp
  111. Appendix: Complete Contents of Source
  112. Credits

Author note

Larry Austin was the founding editor of Source and is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. Douglas Kahn is the author of Noise Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts, and a Research Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Reviews

“Many unexpected delights.”
Gramophone||“Source was there to document all the crazy changes in . . . art-music that we're always trying to one-up one another in our purported ‘vast knowledge of’ here in the TMT office. Score.”
Tiny Mix Tapes||"Compelling and historically important. . . . The new print and audio editions of Source are a valuable resource for composers, scholars, and performers. . . . I highly recommend both!"
Computer Music Journal||“Fascinating. . . . A healthy collection of prose descriptions trying to account for what was going on at the time.”
Examiner.com||“Remarkable. . . . The book is a delight to hold and view. . . . Highly recommended.”
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