The Resource Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, by Alistair Noble

Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, by Alistair Noble

Label
Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman
Title
Composing ambiguity
Title remainder
the early music of Morton Feldman
Statement of responsibility
by 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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noble, Alistair
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.F2957
LC item number
N63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feldman, Morton
  • Composition (Music)
Label
Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, by Alistair Noble
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-210) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 p.
Isbn
9781409451648
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035941
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
  • 4227219-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4227219
  • (Sirsi) i9781409451648
Label
Composing ambiguity : the early music of Morton Feldman, by Alistair Noble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-210) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 215 p.
Isbn
9781409451648
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035941
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
  • 4227219-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4227219
  • (Sirsi) i9781409451648

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...