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 many of Rudhyar's musical writings from the 1920s are available online. 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.
Early Musical Writings to be Archived
» The Two Trends of Modern Music in Stravinsky's Works (1919)
» Erik Satie and the Music of Irony (1919)
» The Rise of the Musical Proletariat (1920)
» The Harp and the Music of the Soul (1921)
» Carl Ruggles and the Future of Dissonant Counterpoint (1923)
» A Reply to Charles L. Seeger's "Reviewing a Review" (1924)
» The Birth of the Twentieth Century Piano (1926)
» Creators and Public: Their Relationship (1924)
» Musical Vitamins - A Modern View of Dynamism (1927)
» Looking Ahead into Paths Opened by the Three S's (1927)
» Schöenberg as a "Decomposer" (1930)
» The Mystic's Living Tone (1930)
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