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Xenakis

By James Harley
  • ISBN Code: : 1135874948
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Xenakis: His Life in Music is a full-length study of the influential contemporary composer Iannis Xenakis. Following the trajectory of Xenakis’s compositional development, James Harley, who studied with Xenakis, presents the works together with clear explanations of the technical and conceptual innovations that shaped them. Harley examines the relationship between the composer and two early influences: Messiaen and Le Corbusier. Particular attention is paid to analyzing works which were vital to the composer’s creative development, from early, unpublished works to the breakthrough pieces Metastasis and Pithoprakta, through the oft-discussed decade of formalization and the evolving styles of the succeeding three decades.

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  • Pdf File: das-geschenk.pdf

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Erkenne den Zauber jedes Augenblicks Das Leben ist ein Geschenk – wenn wir nur unsere Augen und unser Herz für die kleinen Wunder des Alltags öffnen. Genau das tut der griechische Bestseller-Autor Stefanos Xenakis in seinen Geschichten über die Schönheit und den Zauber des Lebens. Dabei geht es um Dankbarkeit, Mitgefühl, Verbundenheit und Liebe. Aber auch darum, dass es an uns liegt, ob wir die Geschenke des Lebens erkennen und wertschätzen können. In diesem Sinne wirken die Geschichten wie Herzöffner, an denen wir uns erfreuen können. Wir reflektieren aber auch unsere eigenen Werte, Entscheidungen und inneren Haltungen. Ein Buch, das uns auffordern will, Verantwortung zu übernehmen und unser Leben in die Hand zu nehmen!

Intégrale "Audacieux milliardaires"

By Maya Blake
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 2280468603
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 828
  • Pdf File: intégrale-audacieux-milliardaires.pdf

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Pour Axios et Neo Xenakis, la réputation est un bien précieux. Mais le scandale n’épargne personne, pas même les milliardaires grecs ! Promise à un magnat grec Promise à un inconnu ! Sous le voile de tulle immaculé, je ressens une grande détresse. D’ici peu, je serai l’épouse d’Axios Xenakis, celui que mon père a choisi pour moi. Comme tout le monde en Grèce, je connais la réputation du magnat de l’aéronautique au succès fulgurant. J’admire sa beauté sur le papier glacé des magazines. Mais de l’homme, j’ignore tout. J’ignore quel mari il sera, alors que nos deux familles se vouent depuis longtemps une haine manifeste. J’ignore surtout si je saurai écouter la voie de la raison, en lui résistant à tout prix... Liée à un Xenakis Il y a deux mois, je me rendais chez Neo Xenakis pour m’excuser de l’erreur terrible que j’avais faite, et qui lui était préjudiciable. Seulement voilà, la passion a brusquement pris le dessus et, d’un regard intense à un baiser brûlant, je me suis retrouvée dans le lit du puissant Grec. Que dois-je faire aujourd’hui ? Avouer à Neo que j’attends un enfant de lui ? Parce qu’il est persuadé de ne pouvoir engendrer d’héritier, me croira-t-il quand je lui révélerai que notre unique nuit d’amour nous a liés à jamais ?

Electronic Inspirations

By Jennifer Iverson
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190868228
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: electronic-inspirations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For a decimated post-war West Germany, the electronic music studio at the WDR radio in Cologne was a beacon of hope. Jennifer Iverson's Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde traces the reclamation and repurposing of wartime machines, spaces, and discourses into the new sounds of the mid-century studio. In the 1950s, when technologies were plentiful and the need for reconstruction was great, West Germany began to rebuild its cultural prestige via aesthetic and technical advances. The studio's composers, collaborating with scientists and technicians, coaxed music from sine-tone oscillators, noise generators, band-pass filters, and magnetic tape. Together, they applied core tenets from information theory and phonetics, reclaiming military communication technologies as well as fascist propaganda broadcasting spaces. The electronic studio nurtured a revolutionary synthesis of science, technology, politics, and aesthetics. Its esoteric sounds transformed mid-century music and continue to reverberate today. Electronic music--echoing both cultural anxiety and promise--is a quintessential Cold War innovation.

Electronic and Computer Music

By Peter Manning
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0195349296
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: electronic-and-computer-music.pdf

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In this revised and expanded third edition of the classic text on the history and evolution of electronic and computer music, Peter Manning provides the definitive account of the medium from its birth to the present day. After explaining the antecedents of electronic music from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Manning discusses the emergence of early "classical" studios of the 1950s. He goes on to chronicle the upsurge of creative activity during the 1960s and 70s in the analog domain, as well as with live electronic music and the early use of electronics in rock and pop music. This edition contains new information about software innovations, digital media and the essential features of digital and audio control, the MIDI synthesizer and its many derivatives, and the evolution of computer workstations and multimedia personal computers. Manning offers a critical perspective of the medium both in terms of its musical output and the philosophical and technical features that have shaped its growth. Emphasizing the functional characteristics of emerging technologies and their influence on the creative development of the medium, Manning covers key developments in both commercial and the non-commercial sectors to provide readers with the most comprehensive resource available on this ever-evolving subject.

Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector

By Michael A. Crew,Paul R. Kleindorfer
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387297448
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: progress-toward-liberalization-of-the-postal-and-delivery-sector.pdf

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The European Commission and its member states, along with many others, are wrestling with the problem of how to implement the scheduled liberalization of the postal sector while maintaining the universal service obligation. This book addresses some of these concerns. It is comprised of original essays chosen from among several dozen presented at the 13th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium, in June, 2005.

The Visual Music Film

By Aimee Mollaghan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137492821
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 564
  • Pdf File: the-visual-music-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, The Visual Music Film explores the concept and expression of musicality in the visual music film, in which visual presentations are given musical attributes such as rhythmical form, structure and harmony.

The Balkan Prospect

By V. Calotychos
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137336803
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : History
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: the-balkan-prospect.pdf

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Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, the borders hitherto separating Greek culture and society from its contiguous Balkan polities came down, and Greeks had to reorient themselves toward their immediate neighbors and redefine their place within Europe and the new, more fluid global order. Projecting the political foresight and mustering the modernization policies to succeed in such an undertaking turned out to be no small feat, especially as the regional conflicts that had lain dormant during the Cold War were revived. Synthesizing the cultural, political, and historical into a sophisticated, interdisciplinary analysis, this innovative study untangles the prolonged 'historical moment' in which Greece and Europe were effectively held hostage to events in the Balkans - just at the time when both hoped to serve as the region's welcoming hosts.

Philosophie et expérimentation sonore

By Gustavo Celedón
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  • Publisher : Editions L'Harmattan
  • Book Code : 2336372959
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: philosophie-et-expérimentation-sonore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cet ouvrage propose une approche des pensées de divers philosophes, notamment Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière et Bernard Stiegler, pour se livrer à une pensée de l'expérimentation sonore. Il extrait des conséquences esthétiques, philosophiques et politiques à partir d'une enquête sur la pensée singulière du son habitant des pratiques expérimentales ayant pour question l'émancipation et l'exploration du sonore. Ces pratiques prennent place dans une période allant du XXème siècle à nos jours.

Sound Art Revisited

By Alan Licht
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501333151
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: sound-art-revisited.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first edition of Sound Art Revisited (published as Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories) served as a groundbreaking work toward defining this emerging field, and this fully updated volume significantly expands the story to include current research since the book's initial release. Viewed through a lens of music and art histories rather than philosophical theory, it covers dozens of artists and works not found in any other book on the subject. Locating sound art's roots across the centuries from spatialized church music to the technological developments of radio, sound recording, and the telephone, the book traces the evolution of sound installations and sound sculpture, the rise of sound art exhibitions and galleries, and finally looks at the critical cross-pollination that marks some of the most important and challenging art with and about sound being produced today.