Singers, scores and sounds : making new connections and transforming voices /

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Routledge,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource. (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01168379, 20th century, bisacsh, fast, History and criticism., Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.), MUSIC / General, Vocal music, Vocal music.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Performing Transformations (a risky approach) -- Transforming Black Square -- Transforming Fictions -- Transforming scores, stable performances : Cathy Berberian, Stripsody and Pop art. -- Transforming analytical assumptions: What is Sequenza III? -- Epilogue."This book develops ways of discussing musical practices to articulate a new approach to understanding connections between recordings, singers, and singing. Centred around materials from the mid-twentieth century, this book focuses on a time when composers and performers were questioning the idea of authorship within their musical practice. Materials drawn upon include recordings, scores, archival content, visual art, interviews, and liner notes to develop a rich conception of practices of performance. Analysis of performances include recordings of singers such as Cathy Berberian, Linda Hirst, Loré Lixenberg, Angelika Luz, and Meredith Monk. Compositions by Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio, John Cage, and Manuel De Falla are considered. The book utilizes these sources to examine the collective way in which singers and composers form practices as multiple, transforming, emergent, and not hierarchical. The book articulates - with a detailed, close consideration of specific instances in recordings and scores - a relational understanding of performance. This book will be useful reading for students and scholars of music analysis, musicology, performance practice, and twentieth century vocal music"--Ellen Hooper is a musicologist and singer. Her PhD is from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. As a musicologist she is interested in peripheries, the edges of territories, and the way in which practices emerge and transform. As a soprano, Ellen explores these ideas through sound.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 23, 2023).