Reminded by the instruments. David Tudor's music. (Book, 2021) []
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Reminded by the instruments. David Tudor's music.

Reminded by the instruments. David Tudor's music.

Author: You Nakai
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
David Tudor is remembered today as an extraordinary pianist of post-war avant-garde music who worked closely with composers like John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen and as a founding figure of live-electronic music. His bold reinterpretation of Cage's Variations II and his idiosyncratic performances using homemade modular instruments inspired a whole generation of musicians. But his reticence, his unorthodox  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: You Nakai
ISBN: 9780190686765 0190686766
OCLC Number: 1231708812
Description: 688 p.
Contents: Input: The Other SideChapter 1: PianoChapter 2: Amplified PianoChapter 3: Sound SystemsChapter 4: Bandoneon!Chapter 5: Pepsi PavilionChapter 6: Island Eye Island EarChapter 7: Natural ObjectsChapter 8: (Likeness to) VoicesChapter 9: ReflectionsChapter 10: Neural SynthesesOutput: Maps & FragmentsAcknowledgmentsAppendix A: Notable RealizationsAppendix B: Rainforest AmplifiersAppendix C: Redrawn Matrix MapsBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: You Nakai.


Reminded by the Instruments offers an in-depth look at the work of post-war avant-garde pianist and composer David Tudor. Examining not only Tudor's pioneering work as a composer-performer but also  Read more...


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