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In addition, The Tone Clock contains a broad selection of Peter Schat's polemical writings, embracing historical, political, aesthetic and environmental perspectives. His book is not just of interest to composers, but it also provides a valuable insight for anyone interested in the development of twentieth-century music.
Peter Schat, a former pupil of Pierre Boulez, exposes more than a new theory of music in The Tone Clock. Although he is a long-experienced serialist composer, ...
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Tone Clock

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Overview

In addition, The Tone Clock contains a broad selection of Peter Schat's polemical writings, embracing historical, political, aesthetic and environmental perspectives. His book is not just of interest to composers, but it also provides a valuable insight for anyone interested in the development of twentieth-century music.
Peter Schat, a former pupil of Pierre Boulez, exposes more than a new theory of music in The Tone Clock. Although he is a long-experienced serialist composer, in devising and using his tone clock system he has reached the clarity and simplicity which comprise two of his major compositional aims. His book, profusely illustrated with clearly analysed musical examples, will enable other composers to achieve similar aims in their own way, while remaining faithful to their own musical personalities.
A former pupil of Pierre Boulez, Peter Schat is a well-known Dutch contemporary serialist composer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136644801
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Series: Contemporary Music Studies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 426
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Preface
Introduction
1 Circular Fragment of a Theory 1
2 The Dream of Reason 7
3 The Reason of a Dream 11
4 First Symphony 24
5 Monkey Subdues the White Bone Demon 32
6 The Tone Clock 57
7 Chromatica
I The Regime of the Triad 74
II Steering 82
III Deep Structures 92
IV The Stairway in the Jungle 98
V Soap Forever 105
VI Rhythm is Free 111
8 Symposion 118
9 The Opening Chord 177
10 Theme on the Wall 194
11 The Masterchild 199
12 Musical Time and Musicality 205
13 Requiem over the Holland Deep 211
14 Chromatic Opera 220
15 The Chromatic Gamelan 228
16 The Perestroicum 239
17 Breath, a Metaphor 254
18 Towards a New Renaissance 270
19 The Social Acoustic 277
20 The One-Note State 287
21 The Personal Note 291
22 Self Portrait in B 302
23 The Right Note 307
24 From Sacred Dollar to Salt Cellar 314
25 The Stopera Debacle 319
26 Interview with Francis Strauven 330
27 All Voters Float 339
28 Beyond the Style Breach 344
29 A Painful Idyll 352
30 Heaven 361
31 Epitaph for Walter Maas 366
Afterword 369
Appendix 374
Index 384
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