Great book. Contains a discography, reviews of selected recordings and sections on the main composers as well as the photos below.
|Xenakis (right) and Le Corbusier when they created the|
now legendary Philips pavilion at the Brussels World Fair.
|Ussachevsky and Shostakovitch, the latter thinking 'What|
a bloody racket' whilst pretending to understand the new music.
|Ussachevsky twiddling knobs whilst thinking 'Is Dmitri|
hip, or was he just pretending?'
|Nick Edwards (holding royalty cheque from Unfidelity), Bill Kouligas, |
Russell Haswell, Luke Younger, Laurel Halo, Yves De Mey, Paul Snowdon,
Sean Canty, Miles Whittaker, Mika Vainio and others.
|John Cage and Stockhausen in a plane! Wh-e-e-e-e-e! 'Do you know where|
you're going, John?' 'No, I'm leaving it to chance!'
|Jean Claude Rissett demonstrating his synthesised trumpet music which|
20 listeners (out of how many, it doesn't say) could not distinguish from
a real trumpet. Miles Davis did not feel threatened.
|Fascinating diagram of how computer music is generated, eh?|