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Le Rythme de la Vie

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Material Information

Title: Le Rythme de la Vie
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Briggs, Taylor
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Music
Jazz Composition
Adorno, Theodor
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Theodor Adorno is perhaps best known for his social and political philosophy, but he was also one of the most important philosophers of music in the 20th century and an unflagging proponent and critic of modern music. In his essay �Vers une musique informelle� (1961) Adorno develops the concept of �informal music.� In opposition to compositional techniques that tend to pre-determine musical forms with mathematical or chance procedures, informal music is guided and challenged by the idea of unrestricted freedom. Most significantly, this involves music�s emancipation from both traditional forms and codified techniques. Whether directly or indirectly confronted by Adorno's philosphy of music his ideas are still relevant for contemporary composers, despite the fact that his concept of informal music is now over forty years old. My composition, Le rythme de la vie, is a response to the concept of informal music as presented in 'Vers une musique informelle.' Although Le rythme de la vie is not a diect attempt to implement Adorno's ideas, the concept of informal music has exerted a powerful influence on my compositional practice. The accompanying essay first attempts to explain Adorno's informational music on its own terms before turning to the relationship that pertains between this bit of his philosophy and my composition; my analysis of Le rythme de la vie concludes the essay. Thus, this project explores the pros and cons of Adorno's ideas within the context of a new composition that blurs the boundries between composition, improvisation, freedom, and form.
Statement of Responsibility: by Taylor Briggs
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Supplements: Accompanying materials: Includes 1 Audio CD.
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Miles, Stephen

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 B8
System ID: NCFE003608:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003608/00001

Material Information

Title: Le Rythme de la Vie
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Briggs, Taylor
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Music
Jazz Composition
Adorno, Theodor
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Theodor Adorno is perhaps best known for his social and political philosophy, but he was also one of the most important philosophers of music in the 20th century and an unflagging proponent and critic of modern music. In his essay �Vers une musique informelle� (1961) Adorno develops the concept of �informal music.� In opposition to compositional techniques that tend to pre-determine musical forms with mathematical or chance procedures, informal music is guided and challenged by the idea of unrestricted freedom. Most significantly, this involves music�s emancipation from both traditional forms and codified techniques. Whether directly or indirectly confronted by Adorno's philosphy of music his ideas are still relevant for contemporary composers, despite the fact that his concept of informal music is now over forty years old. My composition, Le rythme de la vie, is a response to the concept of informal music as presented in 'Vers une musique informelle.' Although Le rythme de la vie is not a diect attempt to implement Adorno's ideas, the concept of informal music has exerted a powerful influence on my compositional practice. The accompanying essay first attempts to explain Adorno's informational music on its own terms before turning to the relationship that pertains between this bit of his philosophy and my composition; my analysis of Le rythme de la vie concludes the essay. Thus, this project explores the pros and cons of Adorno's ideas within the context of a new composition that blurs the boundries between composition, improvisation, freedom, and form.
Statement of Responsibility: by Taylor Briggs
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Supplements: Accompanying materials: Includes 1 Audio CD.
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Miles, Stephen

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 B8
System ID: NCFE003608:00001

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