1 March 2017
The Composer Speaks II ebook now available
The Composer Speaks II is perhaps the most interesting volume in the series of conference proceedings previously published by the AMC, and now it's available as an eBook.
Some contentious issues were debated during the Australian New Music Conference in Brisbane in 1990 - the time of the so-called 'style wars', sparked by the 'Adelaide Pastoral Company's'widely circulated manifestos attacking new complexity in contemporary composition.
Speakers and commentators in The Composer Speaks II include Gerard Brophy, Warren Burt, Stephen Cronin, Neil Currie, Grahame Dudley, Andrew Ford, Malcolm Fox, John Gilfedder, Mark Pollard, Greg Schiemer, Ian Shanahan, Stephen Whittington, David Worrall, and others.
Also worth revisiting is the transcript of a panel discussion, chaired by Richard Mills, with international composers David Del Tredici, Kurt Schwertsik, Sofia Gubaidulina and John Corigliano, discussing the question of form at some considerable length.
> View details and purchase and download The Composer Speaks II , (ed. Skinner & Rowley) from the AMC Shop at $9.50. AMC members get a 10% discount.
> Also available: The Composer Speaks I eBook (ed. Skinner, 1991/2015)
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