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Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman

Author: Alistair Noble
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American composer Morton Feldman is increasingly seen to have been one of the key figures in late-twentieth-century music, with his work exerting a powerful influence into the twenty-first century. At the same time, much about his music remains enigmatic, largely due to long-standing myths about supposedly intuitive or aleatoric working practices. In Composing Ambiguity, Alistair Noble reveals key aspects of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Morton Feldman; Morton Feldman; Morton Feldman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Noble
ISBN: 9781409451648 140945164X
OCLC Number: 809456930
Description: xii, 215 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Listening to process, playing the system --
'to create music as if on a canvas' : Intermission 5 (1952) --
Piano piece 1952 : 'a discipline of vagueness' --
Intermission 6 (1953) : 'the outlines of becoming' --
'Primitive designs' : hearing and thinking through Intersection 3 --
Playing Feldman.
Responsibility: by Alistair Noble.

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Alistair Noble reveals key aspects of Morton Feldman's musical language as it developed during a crucial period in the early 1950s. Drawing models from primary sources, he shows that Feldman worked  Read more...

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