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Artful noise : percussion literature in the twentieth century

Author: Thomas Siwe
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Twentieth-century composers created thousands of original works for solo percussion and percussion ensemble. Concise and ideal for the classroom, Artful Noise offers an essential and much-needed survey of this unique literature. Percussionist Thomas Siwe organizes and analyzes the groundbreaking musical literature that arose during the twentieth century. Focusing on innovations in style and the evolution of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Siwe, Thomas,
Artful noise
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2020005315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Siwe
ISBN: 9780252043130 0252043138 9780252085000 0252085000
OCLC Number: 1122800018
Description: ix, 224 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins : Experiments within tradition --
An emerging literature for percussion ensemble --
Henry Cowell and the West Coast dance scene --
Post World War II - America rising --
Serialism : Permutating indefinite-pitched instruments --
Chance and indeterminacy in music --
Electronic music --
Music-theater --
Sonorism : The color of music --
Minimalism --
The solo percussionist - Center stage.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Thomas Siwe.

Abstract:

"Twentieth-century composers created thousands of original works for solo percussion and percussion ensemble. Concise and ideal for the classroom, Artful Noise offers an essential and much-needed survey of this unique literature. Percussionist Thomas Siwe organizes and analyzes the groundbreaking musical literature that arose during the twentieth century. Focusing on innovations in style and the evolution of the percussion ensemble, Siwe offers a historical overview that connects the music to scoring techniques, new instrumentation and evolving technologies as well as world events. Discussions of representative pieces by seminal composers examine the resources a work requires, its construction, and how it relates to other styles that developed during the same period. In addition, Siwe details the form and purpose of many of the compositions while providing background information on noteworthy artists. Each chapter is supported with musical examples and concludes with a short list of related works specifically designed to steer musicians and instructors alike toward profitable explorations of composers, styles, and eras."--

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