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Description - Talking Music by William Duckworth

Talking Music is comprised of substantial original conversations with seventeen American experimental composers and musicians,including Milton Babbitt, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, and John Zorn,many of whom rarely grant interviews.The author skillfully elicits candid dialogues that encompass technical explorations questions of method, style, and influence their personal lives and struggles to create and their aesthetic goals and artistic declarations. Herein, John Cage recalls the turning point in his career Ben Johnston criticizes the operas of his teacher Harry Partch La Monte Young attributes his creative discipline to a Morman childhood and much more. The results are revelatory conversations with some of America's most radical musical innovators.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306808937
ISBN-10: 0306808935
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Duckworth

William Duckworth is a composer, professor of music at Bucknell University, author of two books on music theory, and editor of John Cage at 75. He lives in New Jersey.

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