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Visions and decisions : imagination and technique in music composition

Title
Visions and decisions : imagination and technique in music composition / Bruce Adolphe.
Author
Adolphe, Bruce
Publication
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
  • ©2023

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Description
72 pages : music; 23 cm.
Summary
This Element investigates the balance and interaction of imagination (visions) and technique (decisions) in the composition of music and includes current scientific research on dreams, the hypnagogic state, emotions, and feelings. It also includes thoughts of composers past and present, and examines how works start from visions in a range of music, comparing musical ideas and techniques to models in other creative disciplines. The Element elucidates aspects of musical discourse by imagining how Haydn, Mozart, and other composers would order falafel for takeout. This unorthodox approach emphasizes parallels between music and theater that are central to this Element.
Series Statement
Cambridge elements. Elements in creativity and imagination
Uniform Title
Cambridge elements. Elements in creativity and imagination.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [69]-72).
Contents
1. A roundtrip ticket to hypnagogia -- 2. The big vision: a whole work -- 3. Music about music -- 4. A personal voice -- 5. Press any key to start -- 6. MacGuffins and falafel platters: subject and syntax -- 7. Gardens, wilderness, and dreamscapes -- 8. Heart and mind work together, always -- 9. Coda -- References.
Call Number
JME 23-341
ISBN
  • 1009350501
  • 9781009350501
  • 9781009350518 (canceled/invalid)
  • 9781009350525 (canceled/invalid)
OCLC
1356237644
Author
Adolphe, Bruce, author.
Title
Visions and decisions : imagination and technique in music composition / Bruce Adolphe.
Publisher
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Copyright Date
©2023
Type of Content
text
notated music
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Cambridge elements. Elements in creativity and imagination
Cambridge elements. Elements in creativity and imagination.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [69]-72).
Other Form:
ebook version : 9781009350518
Research Call Number
JME 23-341
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