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The Resource Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, Alistair Noble, (electronic book)

Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, Alistair Noble, (electronic book)

Label
Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman
Title
Composing ambiguity
Title remainder
the early music of Morton Feldman
Statement of responsibility
Alistair Noble
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American composer Morton Feldman is increasingly seen to have been one of the key figures in late-twentieth-century music, with his work exerting a powerful influence into the twenty-first century. At the same time, much about his music remains enigmatic, largely due to long-standing myths about supposedly intuitive or aleatoric working practices.In Composing Ambiguity, Alistair Noble reveals key aspects of Feldman's musical language as it developed during a crucial period in the early 1950s. Drawing models from primary sources, including Feldman's musical sketches, he shows that Feldman worked deliberately within a two-dimensional frame, allowing a focus upon the fundamental materials of sounding pitch in time. Beyond this, Feldman's work is revealed to be essentially concerned with the 12-tone chromatic field, and with the delineation of complexes of simple proportions in 'crystalline' forms.Through close reading of several important works from the early 1950s, Noble shows that there is a remarkable consistency of compositional method, despite the varied experimental notations used by Feldman at this time. Not only are there direct relations to be found between staff-notated works and grid scores, but much of the language developed by Feldman in this period was still in use even in his late works of the 1980s
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noble, Alistair
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.F2957
LC item number
N63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composition (Music)
  • Feldman, Morton
Label
Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, Alistair Noble, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1139930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 215 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409451655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, Alistair Noble, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1139930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 215 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409451655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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