×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making
     

Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making

by Adam Harper
 

See All Formats & Editions

In the last few decades, new technologies have brought composers and listeners to the brink of an era of limitless musical possibility. They stand before a vast ocean of creative potential, in which any sounds imaginable can be synthesised and pieced together into radical new styles and forms of music-making. But are musicians taking advantage of this potential?

Overview

In the last few decades, new technologies have brought composers and listeners to the brink of an era of limitless musical possibility. They stand before a vast ocean of creative potential, in which any sounds imaginable can be synthesised and pieced together into radical new styles and forms of music-making. But are musicians taking advantage of this potential? How could we go about creating and listening to new music, and why should we? Bringing the ideas of twentieth-century avant-garde composers Arnold Schoenberg and John Cage to their ultimate conclusion, Infinite Music proposes a system for imagining music based on its capacity for variation, redefining musical modernism and music itself in the process. It reveals the restrictive categories traditionally imposed on music-making, replaces them with a new vocabulary and offers new approaches to organising musical creativity. By detailing not just how music is composed but crucially how it's perceived, Infinite Music maps the future of music and the many paths towards it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846949258
Publisher:
Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date:
11/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
234
File size:
316 KB

Meet the Author

Adam Harper discusses aesthetics and criticism in music, art and life on his blog Rouge’s Foam. He studies musicology, composes music and has written for Wire magazine.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews