Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Composers Speak for Themselves

  1. #1
    Lieutenant Commander, Concertmaster Mahlon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    102

    Composers Speak for Themselves

    Fascinating book of interviews of composers on the compositional process, including composers such as john corligiano, steve reich, joan tower, john adams and others! this is only a preview, but I'm deffinetely considering purchasing the full version.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=E_b...XV0TQ#PPA11,M1
    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

  2. #2
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso rojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    3,213
    Thanks for that Mahlon; sounds interesting. Will read it more carefully soon.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


  3. #3
    Commander, Assistant Conductor Fretless's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Fox Valley, WI
    Posts
    158
    That looks very intersting. I may have to check it out.

  4. #4
    Civilian TimR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    4
    This is a nice book. Other books worth considering:

    American Minimal Music by Wim Mertens.

    Writings on Music by Steve Reich.

  5. #5
    Civilian TimR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Durham, NC
    Posts
    4
    This is a nice book. Other books worth considering:

    American Minimal Music by Wim Mertens.
    He tends to attach political significance to musical gestures, but an important book.
    Writings on Music by Steve Reich.
    All the things Reich has ever written about his art.
    Silence by John Cage.
    Not contemporary, but an excellent book looking into the mind of Cage and how he thought about ...well, about life, the universe and everything.
    Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks.
    Yes, the Oliver Sacks who wrote "Awakenings" and "The Man who Mistook his wife for a Hat".

Similar Threads

  1. Modern popular songs based on classical music.
    By jason in forum Fusion & Crossover Music Forum
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: Sep-11-2017, 17:14
  2. Composers Who Don't Conduct
    By AeroScore in forum Movies & Film Music (Scores & Soundtracks) Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Sep-12-2007, 12:26
  3. Czech composers
    By rojo in forum Classical Music Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Jan-02-2007, 12:41
  4. Composers and bands in googlefight
    By Strunch in forum General Music Debate Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Dec-27-2005, 22:19
  5. If only I could speak Danish....
    By Cristy in forum Community Center and Chat Forum
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: Jun-26-2005, 18:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •