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Author Raines, Robert, 1954- author.

Title Composition in the digital world : conversations with 21st-century American composers / Robert Raines.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.9227 RAI    Available
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Description viii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ellen Taaffe Zwilich -- Steve Reich -- Christopher Rouse -- Martin Bresnick -- Joan Tower -- William Averitt -- Michael Torke -- Libby Larsen -- Aaron J. Kernis -- Jennifer Higdon -- John Anthony Lennon -- David T. Little -- Kevin Puts -- Michael Daugherty -- Mohammed Fairouz -- Tania Leon -- Bright Sheng -- Ladislav Kubík -- Chen Yi -- Jose Bevia -- Daniel Wohl -- Eve Beglarian -- Glen Branca -- Marcus Roberts -- Luke DuBois -- Greg Wilder -- Pamela Z -- Eric Whitacre.
Summary American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Composers -- United States -- Interviews.
Music -- United States -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780199357031 (alk. paper)
019935703X hardback alkaline paper

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