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Edgard Varèse : composer : sound sculptor : visionary

Author: Felix Meyer; Heidy Zimmerman; Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel, Switzerland)
Publisher: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2006.
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"This volume documents the exhibition mounted by the Paul Sacher Foundation and the Tinguely Museum in Basel. It contains brief discussions of all the items on display and more than two hundred color illustrations, shedding light on Varese's life and works and documenting his ties to the sister arts. It also contains statements from leading contemporary artists and composers as well as thirty-two essays by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
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Named Person: Edgard Varèse; Edgard Varèse; Edgard Varèse; Edgard Varèse; Edgard Varèse; Edgard Varèse; Edgar Varèse
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Meyer; Heidy Zimmerman; Paul Sacher Stiftung (Basel, Switzerland)
ISBN: 9781843832119 1843832119
OCLC Number: 63136969
Notes: Published in cooperation with the Paul Sacher Foundation.
Description: 507 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Influences : points of orientation. "Only one thing of value" : Varèse the Burgundian / Malcolm MacDonald ; A student in Paris : Varèse from 1904 to 1907 / Dieter A. Nanz ; Blurred traces : Varèse's years in Berlin / Helga de la Motte-Haber ; The lost early works : facts and suppositions / Heidy Zimmerman --
Conductor and initiator in New York. "Little France": Varèse and the New York Dadaist scene / Guido Magnaguagno ; "The exhilarating atmosphere of struggle": Varèse as a communicator of modern music in the 1920s / Felix Meyer ; The Whitney connection: Edgard Varèse and his New York patrons / Sylvia Kahan ; The art collection of Louise and Edgard Varèse / Heinz Stahlhut --
Probing uncharted territory. Worlds without end: Amériques / Wolfgang Rathert ; "Daily life, slavishly initiated": Edgard Varèse and Italian futurism / Jürg Stenzl ; Varèse's space, Varèse's time / Jonathan W. Bernard ; "You never took the simple path": Varèse's liberation of sound and the delimitation of the arts / Klaus Kropfinger --
A Pan-American in Paris. Varèse in Paris, 1928-1933 / Michel Duchesneau ; "A new Primitiveness": Varèse's Ecuatorial in its Parisian surroundings / Ernst Lichtenhahn ; Varèse and La Jeune France / Theo Hirsbrunner ; Reaching for the stars: from The one-all-alone to Espace / Anne Jostkleigrewe --
Against the currents of the day. A red but no Communist: Varèse in the 1930s and 40s / David Schiff ; Flute piece with a past: Density 21.5 revisited / Felix Meyer ; Varèse and his New York choruses / Sabine Feisst ; Recycling, collage, work in progress: Varèse's thought in speech and writing / Heidy Zimmermann --
Approaching electronics. Varèse and the technological sublime; or, How Ionisation went nuclear / Anne C. Shreffler ; "Empty spaces": the conceptual origins of Déserts / Denise Von Glahn ; From Bebop to Poo-wip: jazz influences in Varèse's Poème électronique / Olivia Mattis ; Varèse and Bouchard / Diane Bouchard --
Contacts with the postwar avant-garde. Converging lives: sixteen years with Varèse / Chou Wen-Chung ; "A strange phenomenon": Varèse's influence on the European avant-garde / Gianmario Borio ; The Varèse effect: New York City in the 1950s and 60s / Austin Clarkson ; Between the text and the margin: Varèse and Pierre Boulez, 1952-1965 / Robert Piencikowski --
Impact and reception. The Varèse myth / Hermann Danuser ; "Magnificent - in a mysterious way": Varèse's impact in American music / Kyle Gann ; "Taking sound in hand": Wolfgang Rihm and Varèse / Ulrich Mosch ; Frank Zappa and the idol of his youth / Matthias Kassel --
Statements. Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, Peter Eötvös, Jacques Guyonnet, Heinz Holliger, Mauricio Kagel, Olga Neuwirth, Wolfgang Rihm, Michel Roth, Dieter Schnebel, Jürg Wyttenbach, Zao Wou-Ki --
Appendix: Chronology.
Responsibility: edited by Felix Meyer and Heidy Zimmerman.
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