The <i>Tabula</i> (Not So) <i>Rasa</i>

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740208
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918713 | DOI:
                   The Tabula (Not So) Rasa

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This chapter provides an account of the unlikely biographical and musical path Young travelled in his youth. It describes his sonic experiences growing up in rural southeastern Idaho, Utah, and southern California, and describes how those early experiences profoundly influenced his later work. It follows Young through his high school years, during which he became an accomplished jazz musician, and his time as a college student, which opened up a new world of musical avenues to him and exposed him to diverse Western and non-Western musical practices. Several of Young’s important early works are examined, including the Five Small Pieces for String Quartet, for Brass, for Guitar, and Trio for Strings. The Trio is also examined according to the serial principle of invariance, as a transitional work between serialism and minimalism.

Keywords: serialism; minimalism; jazz; Trio for Strings; invariance; Idaho; Utah; California

Chapter.  14069 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music ; Music Theory and Analysis

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