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Author Gann, Kyle.

Title Music downtown : writings from The Village voice / Kyle Gann.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
©2006

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 UniM Southbank  780.9747 Gan    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface : new music and the Village Voice -- Interviews -- Shouting at the dead : Robert Ashley's neoplatonist TV operas -- The part that doesn't fit is me : Yoko Ono, the inventor of downtown -- Midtown avant-gardist : Philip Glass sails Columbus into a clash of keys and cultures -- Trimpin's machine age : a revolutionary tinker revives the dream of infinitely fluid music -- Dancing with the audience : Carman Moore's Mass attempts to heal the world -- Harps from Heaven : Glenn Branca reemerges from the thick of theory -- Shadowing Capote : Mikel Rouse -- The dance between : David First -- Raising ghosts : Leroy Jenkins brings the African burial ground to life -- Opera meets Oprah : Mikel Rouse hawks salvation in an opera for real people -- A difficult woman : a cosmic piano concerto from the outspoken composer of Vagina -- Monkey business : Fred Ho de-Europeanizes opera with martial arts -- Music and/versus society -- Plundering for art : sampling -- Mozarts live! : "performing Mozart's music" -- Killers in the audience -- Letting Euro go -- What normal people hear : Rose Rosengard Subotnik -- Dysfunctional harmony : repealing the suppression of creativity -- Don't touch that Dahl : classical radio -- Spin it around : new music in the public's hands -- Paradise at our fingertips : Voltaire's Bastards -- What's your AQ? -- Dump the multicult -- No more heroes -- Music of the excluded middle -- Medicine music : the uses of art -- Who killed classical music? : forget it, Jake - it's uptown -- Musical politics -- Paradigms lost : Rhys Chatham/John Zorn -- Blurred out : on language -- Rock rules : bandwagonism -- Pulitzer hacks : amateur composers versus the professionals -- Composer's clearinghouse : the Pulitzer Prize -- Obitchuaries : critics take their final potshots at John Cage -- Totally Ismic : totalism -- The last barbarian : John Cage -- Berlitz's downtown for musicians : new-music performance -- What are we, chopped liver? : the new generation -- The great divide : uptown composers are stuck in the past -- Y not 2K? : nostalgia for modernism as the millennium ends -- Ding! dong! the witch is dead : modernism loses its grip as the odometer turns over -- Aesthetics -- Let X = X : minimalism versus serialism -- A tale of two Sohos : Plato/Aristotle -- A secret manifesto : Fred Lerdahl -- The modernist dance : war in the brain -- It's only as good as it sounds : Richard Rorty -- Noises of fate : you don't need a sampler to recontextualize -- Sounding the image -- Waiting for Monteverdi : minimalism -- Dads versus shadows : James Hillman -- Vexing the purists : vexations -- Musical amnesia cured! : imagism -- End of the paper trail : scores -- Reflections on books, figures, and events -- No shortcuts : John Cage -- E.T., go home : tuning -- Composing the lingo : Harry Partch, American inventor -- Morton Feldman's abstract expressions -- One-note wonder : a New York retrospective for Italy's saintly mystic, Giacinto Scelsi -- Father of us all : the critic as composer -- Minimaliam isn't pretty : Tony Conrad makes a truculent comeback -- Grand old youngster : turning the century at Lincoln Center -- Concert reviews -- Maximal spirit : La Monte Young -- Big machines, little issues : the 1987 international computer music conference -- First flight : John Adams -- Admiring the waterfall : David Garland -- Yawn : R. I. P. Hayman -- Searching for the plague : Diamanda Galas -- Oceans without walls : Laurie Anderson -- Insiders, outsiders, and old boys : new music America '89 -- Dark stormy night : Nicolas Collins -- Let there be noise : David Rosenboom/Trichy Sankaran -- Music in time of war : the composer-to-composer symposium -- Don't worry, be Hopi -- Enough of nothing : postminimalism -- Voltage high : Ron Kuivila -- Isn't that spatial? : Henry Brant -- The limits of craft : Frederic Rzewski/Philip Glass -- Opera is relative : Einstein on the beach -- Well-tuned blues : the forever bad blues band -- Voice of the unutterable : The S.E.M. ensemble -- How peculiar? : the American eccentrics -- Flutes and flying branches : the Taos Pueblo powwow -- The tingle of p x m[superscript n] - 1 : La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela -- The British don't have oral sex : now Eleanor's idea -- View from the gap : emerging voices -- Bang! crunch! who's on first? : twisted tutu -- Regarding Henry : the world's first multicultural modernist conservative patron saint of outsiders -- What our pulses say : David Garland -- Mistaken memories : Tony Conrad : one-idea composer or late bloomer? -- Passings -- Legacy of the quiet touch : Morton Feldman, 1926-1987 -- The antidote to publicity : Virgil Thomson, 1896-1989 -- That which is fundamental : Julius Eastman, 1940-1990 -- Philosopher no more : John Cage (1912-1992) quietly started a spiritual revolution.
Subject Music -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- New York (State) -- New York -- Reviews.
Other uniform title Village voice (Greenwich Village, New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 0520229819 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520229827 (paperback: alk. paper)