New Allies and Oid Heroes 1975–1990

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:
New Allies and Oid Heroes 1975–1990

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This chapter discusses key events in the period from the late 1970s to 1990 relevant to American experimental music. It explains that this was a golden era of public support during which a new generation of patrons decisively continued to feature American experimentalism. It contends that musical, economic and political circumstances of this period provided a rich context for the extensive work of American experimental composers abroad.

Keywords: experimental music; public support; political circumstances; experimental composers

Chapter.  15438 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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