Lou Harrison

Title : Lou Harrison
Author : Bill Alves
Publisher : Indiana University Press
ISBN 13 : 9780253026439
Date : 2017-04-10

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American composer Lou Harrison (1917–2003) is perhaps best known for challenging the traditional musical establishment along with his contemporaries and close colleagues: composers John Cage, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, and Leonard Bernstein; Living Theater founder, Judith Malina; and choreographer, Merce Cunningham. Today, musicians from Bang on a Can to Björk are indebted to the cultural hybrids Harrison pioneered half a century ago. His explorations of new tonalities at a time when the rest of the avant garde considered such interests heretical set the stage for minimalism and musical post-modernism. His propulsive rhythms and ground-breaking use of percussion have inspired choreographers from Merce Cunningham to Mark Morris, and he is considered the godfather of the so-called "world music" phenomenon that has invigorated Western music with global sounds over the past two decades. In this biography, authors Bill Alves and Brett Campbell trace Harrison's life and career from the diverse streets of San Francisco, where he studied with music experimentalist Henry Cowell and Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg, and where he discovered his love for all things non-traditional (Beat poetry, parties, and men); to the competitive performance industry in New York, where he subsequently launched his career as a composer, conducted Charles Ives's Third Symphony at Carnegie Hall (winning the elder composer a Pulitzer Prize), and experienced a devastating mental breakdown; to the experimental arts institution of Black Mountain College where he was involved in the first "happenings" with Cage, Cunningham, and others; and finally, back to California, where he would become a strong voice in human rights and environmental campaigns and compose some of the most eclectic pieces of his career.

Composing a World

Title : Composing a World
Author : Leta E. Miller
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN 13 : 0252071883
Date : 1998

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Since its original publication, Composing a World by Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman has become the definitive work on the prolific California composer Lou Harrison, often cited as one of America's most original and influential figures. Composing a World presents a compelling and deeply human portrait of an exceptionally beloved pioneer in American music. This paperback edition is an updated version of the highly acclaimed Lou Harrison: Composing a World . The product of extensive research, as well as seventy-five interviews with the composer and those associated with him over half a century, this new edition features an updated works catalog reflecting compositions completed after 1997, adds a brief description of the circumstances of Harrison's death, and corrects a few minor errors. and a CD featuring over 74 minutes of illustrative Harrison compositions, including several unique and previously unrecorded works. Since its original publication, Composing a World by Leta E. Miller and Fredric Lieberman has become the definitive work on the prolific California composer Lou Harrison, often cited as one of America's most original and influential figures. Composing a World presents a compelling and deeply human portrait of an exceptionally beloved pioneer in American music. Harrison: Composing a World . The product of extensive research, as well as seventy-five interviews with the composer and those associated with him over half a century, this new edition features an updated works catalog reflecting compositions completed after 1997, adds a brief description of the circumstances of Harrison's death, and corrects a few minor errors. It also includes an annotated works-list detailing more than 300 compositions and a CD featuring over 74 minutes of illustrative Harrison compositions, including several unique and previously unrecorded works. Extending beyond simple biography, Composing a World includes chapters on music and dance, intonation and tuning, instrument building, music criticism, political activism, homosexuality, and Harrison's Asian influences, among other topics. This indispensable study of Harrison's life and works--currently out of print--will be welcomed back by performing artists, students, and scholars of American music.

Bomba

Title : Bomba
Author : Lou Harrison
Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN 13 : 0769260128
Date : 1998

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For five players. This series contains several of Lou's percussion ensembles written for more advanced percussionists. The instrumentation is diverse, containing conventional and unconventional instruments. These are the works of a true master! Instrumentation is: maracas, 3 flower pots (Player I); metal rattles, 3 muted brake drums, 3 suspended brake drums (Player II); thundersheet, 3 temple blocks (Player III); rasp, 3 Chinese woodblocks (Player IV); tam-tam, bass drum (Player V).

A Soedjatmoko set

Title : A Soedjatmoko set
Author : Lou Harrison
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : UCSC:32106019463816
Date : 1989

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Selected keyboard and chamber music 1937 1994

Title : Selected keyboard and chamber music 1937 1994
Author : Lou Harrison
Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN 13 : 9780895794147
Date : 1998-01-01

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La Koro sutro by Lou Harrison

Title : La Koro sutro by Lou Harrison
Author : Patrick Grant Gardner
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : UCSC:32106012234958
Date : 1981

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The percussion ensemble music of Lou Harrison 1939 1942

Title : The percussion ensemble music of Lou Harrison 1939 1942
Author : Don Russell Baker
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : UOM:39015013606705
Date : 1985

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Fifth simfony

Title : Fifth simfony
Author : Lou Harrison
Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN 13 : 0769282148
Date : 1999

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For four players. Instrumentation: small triangle, small suspended cymbal, small bell, small woodblock, small maracas, small suspended gong, small sistrum, small muted gong, high tom-tom, snare drum (Player I); medium triangle, medium suspended cymbal, medium bell, small temple block, large maracas, medium suspended gong, large sistrum, medium muted gong, medium tom-tom (Player II); large suspended cymbal, large bell, large temple block, large suspended gong, large muted gong, large tom-tom (Player III); very large bell, thundersheet, very large muted gong, bass drum, very large suspended gong (Player IV).

Lou Harrison

Title : Lou Harrison
Author : Leta E. Miller
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN 13 : 9780252031205
Date : 2006

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Music's inclusivity - its potential to unite cultures, disciplines, and individuals - defined the life and career of Lou Harrison. This book talks about Harrison's music through an exploration of his stance on pacifism, gay rights, ecology, and respect for minorities - all of which directly impacted his musical works.

A Lou Harrison Reader

Title : A Lou Harrison Reader
Author : Lou Harrison
Publisher :
ISBN 13 : UOM:39015056667663
Date : 1987

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