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Music Album By Ralph J. Blauvelt
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Music Album documents Ralph Blauvelt’s life as a composer, from his last “visual score” and the beginnings of the performance ensemble VORTEX in 1980, to his most recent... More > compositions. It continues the story of his first book, From Notation To Music, which began with his first student works, and ended with his last visual score. Music Album features Ralph Blauvelt’s narrative about his music and the people and places in his musical life. He discusses the connections between his diverse compositions and traces recurring themes in his music. Blauvelt’s narrative weaves through items from his collection of newspaper clippings, concert programs, program notes, reviews, letters, and contemporary journal entries. Music Album includes numerous photos of the composer’s music.< Less
From Notation to Music: Second Edition By Ralph J. Blauvelt
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FROM NOTATION TO MUSIC, Second Edition, tells the story of one composer's search for meaning in the musical notations of the late 20th Century. Radical departures from the traditional... More > composer-performer relationship contributed to a general re-evaluation of traditional notation. Ralph Blauvelt recounts his confrontation with these issues and the development of his own philosophy in the music he composed between 1964 and 1981. He traces the evolution of his ideas through more than eighty compositions. After working to master the notation of traditional music and the highly determinate notations of serial music, he describes the influence of Karlheinz Stockhausen on his first compositions with indeterminate notations. Studies with Lejaren Hiller and experiments with computer and electronic music led to his text pieces and graphic 'visual' scores. The Second Edition of FROM NOTATION TO MUSIC features over 60 photographs and illustrations printed in full color.< Less
From Notation To Music By Ralph J. Blauvelt
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FROM NOTATION TO MUSIC tells the story of one composer’s search for meaning in the musical notations of the late 20th Century. Radical departures from the traditional composer-performer... More > relationship contributed to a re-evaluation of traditional notation. Ralph Blauvelt recounts his confrontation with these issues and the development of his own philosophy in the music he composed between 1964 and 1981. He traces the evolution of his ideas through more than eighty compositions. After working to master the notation of traditional music and the highly determinate notations of serial music, he describes the influence of Karlheinz Stockhausen on his first compositions with indeterminate notations. Studies with Lejaren Hiller and experiments with computer and electronic music inspired new compositions. With over 190 photographs and illustrations Ralph Blauvelt describes his journey and the ideas that led to his text pieces and graphic ‘visual’ scores.< Less
From Notation To Music By Ralph J. Blauvelt
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FROM NOTATION TO MUSIC tells the story of one composer’s search for meaning in the musical notations of the late 20th Century. Radical departures from the traditional composer-performer... More > relationship contributed to a re-evaluation of traditional notation. Ralph Blauvelt recounts his confrontation with these issues and the development of his own philosophy in the music he composed between 1964 and 1981. He traces the evolution of his ideas through more than eighty compositions. After working to master the notation of traditional music and the highly determinate notations of serial music, he describes the influence of Karlheinz Stockhausen on his first compositions with indeterminate notations. Studies with Lejaren Hiller and experiments with computer and electronic music inspired new compositions. With over 190 photographs and illustrations Ralph Blauvelt describes his journey and the ideas that led to his text pieces and graphic ‘visual’ scores.< Less
From Notation To Music By Ralph J. Blauvelt
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FROM NOTATION TO MUSIC, Second Edition, tells the story of one composer’s search for meaning in the musical notations of the late 20th Century. Radical departures from the traditional... More > composer-performer relationship contributed to a general re-evaluation of traditional notation. Ralph Blauvelt recounts his confrontation with these issues and the development of his own philosophy in the music he composed between 1964 and 1981. He traces the evolution of his ideas through more than eighty compositions. After working to master the notation of traditional music and the highly determinate notations of serial music, he describes the influence of Karlheinz Stockhausen on his first compositions with indeterminate notations. Studies with Lejaren Hiller and experiments with computer and electronic music led to his text pieces and graphic ‘visual’ scores. The Second Edition of FROM NOTATION TO MUSIC features over 60 photographs and illustrations printed in full color.< Less