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Christian Wolff

Christian Wolff

Hicks, Michael, 1956-; Asplund, Christian, 1964-

In this interpretive narrative of the life and work of Christian Wolff, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund trace the influences and sensibilities of a contemporary composer's atypical career path and restless imagination

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, c2012
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Statement of responsibility: Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund
ISBN: 0252078969, 9780252078965
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: viii, 118 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Series: American composers
Subject: Wolff, Christian, 1934-; Avant garde (Music) United States History 20th century.; Composers United States Biography.; Wolff, Christian; Composers; American music; Experimental music; Biography.
Series Title: American composers.

Author note

Michael Hicks is a professor of music at Brigham Young University and the author of Sixties Rock: Garage, Psychedelic, and Other Satisfactions and other works. Christian Asplund is an associate professor of music and composer-in-residence at Brigham Young University.


"Presenting Christian Wolff as a quintessential American musical maverick, Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund compellingly argue that Wolff's stature will continue to grow as the historical dust settles. This book is beautifully written and aptly synthesizes discussions of specific works, details about Wolff's life, and the broader context within which he works."--David W. Bernstein, author of The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde

|| "Insightful and alert. . . . This book serves as a neat little primer for [Wolff's] work."--The Wire
||Despite the fact that Wolff is listed in every music history textbook as a member of the so-called New York School alongside John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Earle Brown, he has received relatively little scholarly attention.  Hicks and Asplund have made a significant effort to balance the scales with this excellent narrative."-- Notes