From music to sound : the emergence of sound in 20th- and 21st-century music /

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group,, United Kingdom, p.xi, 282 pages : (2020)

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20th century, 21st century, Listening (Philosophy), Music, Noise (Philosophy), Philosophy and aesthetics., Sound (Philosophy), Tone color (Music)


"From Music to Sound is an examination of the six musical histories whose convergence produces the emergence of sound, offering a plural, original history of new music. Both well-known and lesser-known works and composers are analyzed in detail, from Debussy to contemporary music in the early 1st century; from rock to electronics; from the sound objects of the earliest musique concrète to current electroacoustic music; from the Poème électronique of Le Corbusier-Varèse-Xenakis to the most recent inter-arts attempts. Covering theory, analysis and aesthetics, this book will be of great interest to scholars, professionals and students of Music, Musicology, Sound Studies and Sonic Arts"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-269) and index.On timbre -- On noise -- Listening (sounds) -- Immersion in sound -- Composing sound -- Sound-space.