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Decomposition: A Music Manifesto


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Decomposition: A Music Manifesto - Durkin, Andrew
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Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music--from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie--as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as the leader of the West Coast-based Industrial Jazz Group, is singular for his insistence on asking tough questions about the complexity of our presumptions about music and about ...

Decomposition: A Music Manifesto 2014, Pantheon Books

ISBN-13: 9780307911759