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Instruments for new music : sound, technology, and modernism

Author: Thomas Patteson
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : University of California Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Player pianos, radio-electric circuits, gramophone records and optical sound film - these were the cutting-edge acoustic technologies of the early twentieth century, and for many musicians and artists of the time, these devices were also the implements of a musical revolution. 'Instruments for New Music' traces a diffuse network of cultural agents who shared the belief that a truly modern music could be attained  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Patteson
ISBN: 9780520288027 0520288025
OCLC Number: 919001336
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: Listening to instruments --
"The joy of precision" : mechanical instruments and the aesthetics of automation --
"The alchemy of tone" : Jörg Mager and electric music --
"Sonic handwriting" : media instruments and musical inscription --
"A new, perfect musical instrument" : the trautonium and electric music in the 1930s --
The expanding instrumentarium.
Responsibility: Thomas Patteson.

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Traces a diffuse network of cultural agents who shared the belief that a truly modern music could be attained only through a radical challenge to the technological foundations of the art.  Read more...

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