The composer as communication theorist

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Composers of modernist music frequently referred to technical, psychological and sociological theories of communication in their work, work which often addresses the very psychoacoustic and sociological foundations of musical practice. The compositions and theoretical writings that resulted themselves constitute a significant contribution to the understanding of musical communication. The chapter focuses on the ‘high modernism’ of the 1940–1960s, including examples from the work of Stockhausen, Pousseur, Babbitt and Cage, among others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music
EditorsBjörn Heile, Charles Wilson
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315613291
ISBN (Print)9781472470409, 9780367733032
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Music Companions


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