Terrible Freedom: The Life and Work of Lucia Dlugoszewski (California Studies in 20th-Century Music #31) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 31 in the California Studies in 20th-Century Music series.

Description


From her childhood in Detroit to her professional career in New York City, American composer Lucia Dlugoszewski (1925–2000) lived a life of relentless creativity as a poet and writer, composer for dance, theater, and film, and, eventually, choreographer. Forging her own path after briefly studying with John Cage and Edgard Varèse, Dlugoszewski tackled the musical issues of her time. She expanded sonic resources, invented instruments, brought new focus to timbre and texture, collaborated with artists across disciplines, and incorporated spiritual, psychological, and philosophical influences into her work. Remembered today almost solely as the musical director for the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Dlugoszewski's compositional output, writings on aesthetics, creative relationships, and graphic poetry deserve careful examination on their own terms within the history of American experimental music.

About the Author


Amy C. Beal is Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification, Carla Bley, and Johanna Beyer.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780520386655
ISBN-10: 0520386655
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: California Studies in 20th-Century Music