When Does Sound Become Music? by Dane Rudhyar
. In his last article on music, Rudhyar addresses the question: When Does Sound Become Music?
In doing so, Rudhyar recalls the words of his old friend Edgard Varèse - "Music must Sound!
" Here Rudhyar makes one of his rare references to Rock music, and traces the birth of "Space" music as reaction to Rock. Together, Rock and Space music are seen as two aspects of the soul of a generation. From 1984. Read it now . . .
The Transforming Power of Tone and the Meaning of Dissonance by Dane Rudhyar
. On the evening of 5 March 1972, KPFA-FM sponsored a performance of Rudhyar's music at Live Oak Park Theatre in Berkeley, California. Pianist Michael Sellers performed three compositions by Rudhyar: Granites
(1929); Pentagrams Book III
"The Release" (1924-25); and Syntony
(completed and revised 1968). During the intermission, Rudhyar spoke on The Power of Tone and the Meaning of Dissonance
. Read it now . . .
Early Musical Writings - Seminal Writings on the New Music of the XXth Century by D. Rudhyar
. The Rudhyar Archival Project is pleased to announce Rudhyar's musical writings from the 1920s will be added to the online Archive during September 2004. These provocative, seminal writings include The Relativity of Our Musical Conceptions
, Dissonant Harmony
, and 'Going Back' in Music - To Where?
, as well as articles on the music of Varèse, Ruggles, Scriabin and others.
A CD-ROM compilation featuring the articles - along with The Magic of Tone
and The Rebirth of Hindu Music
- in printable Adobe PDF format will be issued later this year.
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