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Musics of Change

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780520247550
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932814 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0005
Musics of Change

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This chapter outlines the extent of John Cage's influence in Darmstadt and elsewhere and documents how German composers, musicians, critics, and patrons reacted to American experimentalism. It suggests that Cage's ideas had helped introduce greater freedom in the use of musical material, new ways of working with musical time, and works based on process and conceptual compositions. Several articles published in the late 1950s and Cage's own articles also helped enhance West German conceptions of an American experimental tradition.

Keywords: John Cage; Darmstadt; American experimentalism; musical material; conceptual compositions; German composers; musical time

Chapter.  10278 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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