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Wim Mertens - American Minimal Music - 9781871082005 - V9781871082005
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American Minimal Music

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Description for American Minimal Music Paperback. The music of Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Steve Reich and Philip Glass are dealt with in this book, and an ideological and historical background to minimal music is also provided. Translator(s): Hautekiet, J. Num Pages: 130 pages, Music examples and illustrations. BIC Classification: AVGC6; AVH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 211 x 153 x 9. Weight in Grams: 200.
This is the first book which deals with the school of American repetitive music, also know as minimal music. The early work of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philip Glass is discussed in the context of traditional Western music. Minimal music thus emerges as the latest stage in a development leading from Schoenberg, Webern, Stockhausen and Cage. In considering the philosophical thinking of Deleuze and Lyotard, the representatives of the so-called French ' libidinal philosophy', and of Adorno, the author examines the degree to which the 'ecstatic dimension' is present in this music or is even consciously ... Read more

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About Wim Mertens
Wim Mertens studied social and political science at the University of Leuven and musicology at Ghent University; he also studied music theory and piano at the Ghent Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Known primarily as a composer, his style has continually evolved during the course of his prolific career, starting from the experimental and avant-garde, gravitating towards ... Read more

Reviews for American Minimal Music
'...Merten's book ...is both analytical and polemical, distant and personal, limited to the music itself and yet posiitoning that music in a wider aesthetic/ideological context than is customary' - Michael Nyman

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