- Composer(s): Martin Arnold, Howard Bashaw, John Beckwith, Pierre Boulez, Christopher Butterfield, Marc Couroux, Barbara Croall, George Crumb, Omar Daniel, Francis Dhomont, Michael Finnissy, Keith Hamel, James Harley, Chris Paul Harman, Peter Hatch, Mauricio Kagel, Udo Kasemets, Gary Kulesha, Helmut Lachenmann, Alexina Louie, Robert Normandeau, John Oswald, Juliet Kiri Palmer, Jean Piché, Yannick Plamondon, John Rea, James Rolfe, R Murray Schafer, Linda Catlin Smith, John Weinzweig, Hildegard Westerkamp, Christian Wolff
- Author(s): Paul Steenhuisen
It is a common misconception that it is difficult or impossible to discuss music, that a piece of music simply speaks to the listener — or not. Paul Steenhuisen, in conversation with composers, offers readers insight into the creative process, and ways of listening and entering into works of new music. Steenhuisen, himself a composer of merit, talks one on one with 32 of his contemporaries — 26 of whom are Canadian — with a colleague’s candour, sympathy, and expertise. These rare intimations afford fellow composers, musicologists, students, and inquisitive listeners a comparative look into the lives of the people who write some of the most innovative, challenging, and sublime music today.
- University of Alberta Press
- UAP 9780888644749 / 2009
- ISBN 9780888644749
- 334 pages
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Conversations With Composers
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