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The tone clock

Author: Peter Schat
Publisher: Chur, Switzerland ; Langhorne, Pa. : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1993.
Series: Contemporary music studies, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Principally essays and articles, most of which were written 1963-1992 for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad in Rotterdam.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schat
ISBN: 3718653699 9783718653690 3718653702 9783718653706
OCLC Number: 27676450
Notes: Principally essays and articles, most of which were written 1963-1992 for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad in Rotterdam.
Much of the material in this collection is drawn from 2 of the composer's books previously published in Dutch: De toonklok and De wereld chromatisch.
Description: xxvii, 393 pages : illustrations (1 color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Circular Fragment of a Theory --
2. The Dream of Reason --
3. The Reason of a Dream --
4. First Symphony --
5. Monkey Subdues the White Bone Demon --
6. The Tone Clock --
7. Chromatica. I. The Regime of the Triad. II. Steering. III. Deep Structures. IV. The Stairway in the Jungle. V. Soap Forever. VI. Rhythm is Free --
8. Symposion --
9. The Opening Chord --
10. Theme on the Wall --
11. The Masterchild --
12. Musical Time and Musicality --
13. Requiem over the Holland Deep --
14. Chromatic Opera --
15. The Chromatic Gamelan --
16. The Perestroicum --
17. Breath, a Metaphor --
18. Towards a New Renaissance --
19. The Social Acoustic --
20. The One-Note State --
21. The Personal Note --
22. Self Portrait in B --
23. The Right Note --
24. From Sacred Dollar to Salt Cellar --
25. The Stopera Debacle --
26. Interview with Francis Strauven --
27. All Voters Float --
28. Beyond the Style Breach --
29. A Painful Idyll --
30. Heaven --
31. Epitaph for Walter Maas.
Series Title: Contemporary music studies, v. 7.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Peter Schat ; translated from the Dutch and introduced by Jenny McLeod.
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Schat here explains how he devised and uses his new and controversial system of composing and analyzing serial music. This book includes analyses of musical examples and a selection of Peter Schat's  Read more...

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