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Publisher: Colorado College (2005)
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George Crumb & the Alchemy of Sound - Essays on His Music



This new collection of thirteen essays and an introduction honors George Crumb on his seventy-fifth birthday. As a collection, the book achieves a fine balance between various perspectives on Crumb. To name a few examples, Dave Headlam in his article convincingly demonstrates that the present "polarized views of Crumb's music. can be integrated" (p. 264).

This new collection of thirteen essays and an introduction honors George Crumb on his seventy-fifth birthday. Essays on Late Medieval Religious Writing in England By Connolly, Margaret The Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History, Vol. 16, Annual 2013. Telling Tales and Crafting Books: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. Ohlgren By Johnson, Valerie B. Arthuriana, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2017.

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George Crumb’s Makrokosmos pieces for amplified piano were created during an especially fertile period of his compositional career. She has progressively perfected an individual style fusing sound, choreography and theater, inspiring composers to create performer-specific works for her, among them John Cage, Tan Dun, Ge Gan-Ru, Aaron Jay Kernis, Alvin Lucier, Michael Nyman, Somei Satoh, Toby Twining and Julia Wolfe. One of the most celebrated performers of John Cage's music, Ms. Tan appears in the Public Broadcasting System's American Masters films on John Cage and Jasper Johns performing works by Cage.

George Crumb: The Alchemy of Sound. The Colorado College Music Press, 2005. Models of Octatonic and Whole-tone Interaction: George Crumb and his Predecessors. Journal of Music Theory 38 (1994). The Music of George Crumb: Stylistic Metamorphosis as Reflected in the Lorca Cycle. Cornell University, 1977.

She recorded his Three Early Songs for the CD George Crumb 70th Birthday Album (1999), and has also performed his Unto the Hills (2001). After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. Madrigals, Book I (1965), for soprano, vibraphone, and double bass. Madrigals, Book II (1965), for soprano, flute/alto flute/piccolo, and percussion.

The occasional car skulks by on the leafy street outside. Visitors are greeted by vociferous barking from one of the shelter dogs rescued by Mr. Crumb and his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth. She keeps the radio on the classical music station most of the day, while their youngest son, Peter, who lives with them, blasts country in his bedroom upstairs.

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Noted for exploring unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques. Defined music as "a system of proportions in the service of spiritual impulse".