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Techniques of the Contemporary Composer

 
 
 
 
Techniques of the Contemporary Composer
Author: David Cope
ISBN 13: 9780028647371
ISBN 10: 28647378
Edition: 1
Publisher: Schirmer
Publication Date: 1997-08-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $154.95
 
 

This text is a practical guide to the compositional techniques, resources, and technologies available to composers today. Each chapter traces the development of traditional and modern elements that form the foundation of music in the late twentieth century. Among the subjects discussed are interval exploration, serialism, pitch-class sets, twelve-tone music, electronic music, algorithmic composition, and indeterminacy.

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A practical guide to compositional techniques, resources, and technologies, based loosely on the author's earlier (Schirmer Books, 1977). Following a survey of 19th century harmonic and melodic techniques, chapters trace the development of the traditional and modern elements that form the underpinning of music in the late 20th century. Among the subjects discussed are interval exploration, serialism, pitch-class sets, twelve tones, electronic music, and algorithmic composition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.