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The new music theater : seeing the voice, hearing the body

Author: Eric Salzman; Thomas Desi
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Salzman; Thomas Desi
ISBN: 9780195099362 0195099362
OCLC Number: 644025361
Notes: Music in music theater. The voice ; Where the sound comes from ; Entr'acte I : Is there such a thing as progress in opera or music theater? ; The music -- Theater in music theater. Cultural narratives & performance institutions ; Entr'acte II : A woman's earring, a diamond necklace, a knee, a yogi in meditation, drawing, a Mahout looking after an elephant: the language of Kathakali ; Text ; Visual strategies ; Space ; Entr'acte III : A theater of warm bodies? -- Putting it all together : la mise en scène. The American eccentrics ; Music theater in Germany & Austria ; The Italians ; Music theater in France ; Northern Europe ; Entr'acte IV : If it goes on like this will I get tinnitus? ; Downtown ; Minimalism & music theater ; The show must go on ; The art of the in between ; Extended voice ; Media & music theater ; Entr'acte V: And how did you like it? -- After the show : taking it apart. Toward a theory of the new music theater ; Notation vs. improvisation? ; Popular or high art? ; Is anyone listening?
Description: VIII, 408 Seiten : Illustrationen, Notenbeispiele
Contents: Introduction: What is Music Theater? ; Part I: Music in Music Theater / 1. The Voice / 2. Where the Sound Comes From / 3. The Music / Entr'acte I: Is there such a thing as progress in music and music theater? ; Part II: Theater in Music Theater / 4. Theater, Music, and Culture / 5. Text / Entr'acte II: The Language of Kathakali / 6. Visual Strategies / 7. Space / Entr'acte III: A Theater of Warm Bodies? ; Part III: Putting it all together: La Mise en Scene / 8. The American Eccentrics / 9. Germany and Austria / 10. The Italians / Entr'acte IV: The In Between / 11. Music Theater in France / 12. Great Britain and Northern Europe / 13. Downtown / 14. Minimalism / 15. The Show Music Go On / 16. Extended Voice / 17. Media and Music Theater ; Part V. After the Show: Taking it Apart / Entr'acte V: Criticism and Journalism / 18. Towards a Theory of Music Theater / 19. Notation vs. Improvisation / 20. The Ingredients / 21. Popular or High Art? / 22. Is Anyone Listening? ; Coda / Appendix / Bibliography
Responsibility: Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi.

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