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Canadian Experimental Musicians - Henry Brant, Aidan Baker, Ron Korb, Jean Derome, Freeworm, Lisle Ellis, Wapstan, Maxime de La Rochefoucauld (Paperback) Loot Price: R216
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Canadian Experimental Musicians - Henry Brant, Aidan Baker, Ron Korb, Jean Derome, Freeworm, Lisle Ellis, Wapstan, Maxime de La...

Canadian Experimental Musicians - Henry Brant, Aidan Baker, Ron Korb, Jean Derome, Freeworm, Lisle Ellis, Wapstan, Maxime de La Rochefoucauld (Paperback)

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Chapters: Henry Brant, Aidan Baker, Ron Korb, Jean Derome, Freeworm, Lisle Ellis, Wapstan, Maxime de La Rochefoucauld. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 42. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Henry Dreyfuss Brant (September 15, 1913 April 26, 2008) was a Canadian-born American composer. An expert orchestrator with a flair for experimentation, many of Brant's works featured spatialization techniques. Brant was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada of American parents in 1913, Henry Brant began composing at the age of eight, and studied first at the McGill Conservatorium (1926-29) and then in New York City (1929-34). The son of a professional violinist, Brant played violin, flute, tin whistle, piano, organ, and percussion at a professional level and was fluent with the playing techniques for all of the standard orchestral instruments. As a teenager, he was the youngest composer included in Henry Cowell's landmark book American Composers on American Music, demonstrating an early identification with the American experimental musical tradition. Brant was represented in Cowell's anthology by an essay on oblique harmony, an idea which presaged some techniques used in his mature spatial works. He composed, orchestrated, and conducted for radio, film, ballet, and jazz groups. The stylistic diversity of these professional experiences would also eventually contribute to stylistic polyphony of his mature works. Starting in the late 40s, he taught at Columbia University, the Juilliard School and, for 24 years, Bennington College. In the mid 1950s Brant felt that single-style musiccould no longer evoke the new stresses, layered insanities, and multi-directional assaults of contemporary life on the spirit. In pursuit of an optimal framework for the presentation of a music which embraced such a simultanei...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=256324

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-29511-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-29511-4
Barcode: 9781156295113

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