Techniques of the contemporary composer [1ed.]0028647378, 9780028647371
Description:This text is a practical guide to the compositional techniques, reso...
Description:This text is a practical guide to the compositional techniques, resources, and technologies available to composers today. Each chapter traces the development of traditional and modern elements that form the foundation of music in the late twentieth century. Among the subjects discussed are interval exploration, serialism, pitch-class sets, twelve-tone music, electronic music, algorithmic composition, and indeterminacy.