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Treatise Handbook

By Cornelius Cardew

Composed by Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981). Books. Edition Peters. Modern. Book. 82 pages. Edition Peters #98-EP7129. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP7129).

Item Number: PE.EP7129

ISBN 9790577009735.

Includes the scores for both Bun No.2 and Volo Solo. Much of the spiral bound book is text, however, including an introduction, the working notes for Treatise, a "Resume of pre-publication perfomances" of Treatise, plus 2 essays ("On the Role of the Instructions in the Interpretation of Indeterminate Music" and "Towards an Ethic of Improvisation") and a short essay by Michael Chant called "Responses to Virtues, for Theorizing."

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  • 5

    alex ferris
    santa Fe
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  • August 23, 2004 Words about Music

    I value this for its ideas about notation and performance. Cardew was the deepest thinker about music in the post-Cage post-Stockhausen period. He abandoned intellectual music in favor of political activism a few years after this, so these writings are precious as a rigorous examination of the rationalizations...

    that were taking place in musical culture in the early and middle sixties.

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