Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
New Instruments for New Music: Recent and Potential Developments of Western Acoustic and Orchestral Instruments (Paperback)
  • New Instruments for New Music: Recent and Potential Developments of Western Acoustic and Orchestral Instruments (Paperback)
zoom

New Instruments for New Music: Recent and Potential Developments of Western Acoustic and Orchestral Instruments (Paperback)

(author)
£29.99
Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 28/03/2018
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Changes in the construction of musical instruments have always taken place, some with more radical results than others. This book surveys significant twentieth-century developments of Western orchestral and other acoustic instruments, particularly those that offer new forms of expression to composers and performers. Part One of the book provides an overview of wind, brass, string, keyboard and percussion instruments from c.1840 to the present day, focusing on twentieth-century innovations. Patrick Ozzard-Low considers technical, aesthetic and acoustic aspects of these 'new instruments', especially in relation to contemporary music and the late twentieth-century avant-garde. The complex relationship between music and instrumental technique, instrumental design and technology, and instrument acoustics is discussed. Special attention is paid to the use the development of alternative timbres and tuning systems, and to contemporary debate within acoustic and electroacoustic musical aesthetics. Part Two comprises a catalogue of existing 'new instruments' illustrating significant design innovations and technologies. In addition to illustrating the implications of new instrument technology for composition and performance, this section is a useful reference source for instrument makers, researchers and composers.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138589896
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

Queen in 3-D
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Being John Lennon
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Slowhand
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Why Dylan Matters
Added to basket
Rise Up
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
1001 Songs
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Paperback
Ricochet
Added to basket
£40.00
Hardback
Beastie Boys Book
Added to basket
£32.00   £28.99
Hardback
Useless Magic
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
How To Be Invisible
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Bohemian Rhapsody
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.