JamBase 2012 Book Guide for Music Lovers

JamBase 2012 Book Guid for Music Nerds
<< Notations 21 by Theresa Sauer and Mike Perry >>
If you've made it this far and still haven't found the perfect gift, all we can say is "Wow. You've got a real nerd on your hands..." May we present you with Notations 21.
In 1969, composer, philosopher and musical innovator John Cage compiled examples of music by composers of his time: Milton Babbitt, Leonard Bernstein, George Crumb, Luc Ferrari, Igor Stravinsky and the Beatles among many others. They were presented at random, with guidance only from the I Ching with only a few words of description.

Notations 21 is a modern compendium and anthology, deriving its inspiration from Cage's seminal work, Notations, Something Else Press (1969). Thousands of new composers are creating scores that are graphic in nature, liberated from the traditional staff and clef, and rival the best visual art in their aesthetic value. The modern music world did not cease its innovations in the 1960's. It profiles the work of 160+ composers from around the world, each one using a unique or graphical notation style.

Seriously. Just sit back and watch them drool over the musically inspired infographics. It's like music nerd porn.
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[Published on: 12/19/12]

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