Synopses & Reviews
Music. Designated by the NEA in 1987 as one of the "best independent press books of the year," this book is compilation of the texts, scores, and ideas of seven American composers who use words as an integral part of their compositions. Each chapter includes a text in the form of libretto or lyrics, often with complete score. Also included are interviews with each composer about her or his ideas on music, daily life, consciousness, the future, and possibilities. "If you buy only one book on the contemporary, experimental performing arts, this is unquestionably the one to get"--Dean Suzuki, Option Magazine.