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Sonic mosaics : conversations with composers

Author: Paul Steenhuisen; R Murray Schafer
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"It is a common misconception that it is difficult or impossible to discuss music, and that a piece of music simply speaks to the listener - or not. In these conversations with composers, Paul Steenhuisen offers readers insight into the creative process and suggests ways of listening to and interpreting new music. Steenhuisen talks one-on-one with thirty-two of his contemporaries (twenty-six of whom are Canadian)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Entretiens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Steenhuisen; R Murray Schafer
ISBN: 9780888644749 0888644744
OCLC Number: 429489084
Notes: Entrevues de l'auteur avec R. Murray Schafer, Robert Normandeau, Chris Paul Harmam [et autres].
Description: xxviii, 314 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Discogr. : p. 287-297.
Responsibility: Paul Steenhuisen.
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"It is a common misconception that it is difficult or impossible to discuss music, and that a piece of music simply speaks to the listener - or not. In these conversations with composers, Paul Steenhuisen offers readers insight into the creative process and suggests ways of listening to and interpreting new music. Steenhuisen talks one-on-one with thirty-two of his contemporaries (twenty-six of whom are Canadian) with a colleague's candour, sympathy, and expertise. These rare intimations afford fellow composers, musicologists, students, and inquisitive listeners a comparative look into the lives of the people who write some of the most innovative, challenging, and sublime music today"--Page 4 de la couverture

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