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Offline Pohjolas Daughter

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Re: The Hyper-Spectral Haven
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2020, 05:13:43 AM »
Here is an article I wrote about Spectral Music in 2014, in which I discuss the history of the movement and provide some audio clips from a few composers.  You might find it helpful; but it has been a while since I was listening to this kind of music and can't recommend any newer recordings.
Thank you!   :)

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Re: The Hyper-Spectral Haven
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2020, 06:19:13 AM »
Here is an article I wrote about Spectral Music in 2014, in which I discuss the history of the movement and provide some audio clips from a few composers.  You might find it helpful; but it has been a while since I was listening to this kind of music and can't recommend any newer recordings.

The footnotes aren’t working, so if I click on footnote 2 I get page not found. I’d quite like to get hold of Dufourt’s book, he sounds like my kind of person, a bit of philosophy, a bit of poetry, a bit of music, a lot of bull, but it’s unobtainable!
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2020, 06:30:38 AM »
The footnotes aren’t working, so if I click on footnote 2 I get page not found. I’d quite like to get hold of Dufourt’s book, he sounds like my kind of person, a bit of philosophy, a bit of poetry, a bit of music, a lot of bull, but it’s unobtainable!

I can no longer provide live links since I no longer subscribe to the sources cited. But have moved the citations to the main text.  You can Google the bibliographic references and get some idea of the texts and/or if you subscribe to Scribd you can probably find most of the full texts.

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Re: The Hyper-Spectral Haven
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2020, 06:32:04 AM »
I’d quite like to get hold of Dufourt’s book, he sounds like my kind of person, a bit of philosophy, a bit of poetry, a bit of music, a lot of bull, but it’s unobtainable!
Do you mean this one?  Not cheap, but the other available copy goes for 10 times the price. ::)
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Re: The Hyper-Spectral Haven
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2020, 06:39:17 AM »
Do you mean this one?  Not cheap, but the other available copy goes for 10 times the price. ::)

No, I didn’t know about that. I meant La musique spectrale. Une révolution épistémologique (Paris: Éditions Delatour, 2014)

Figure-toi, la musique spectrale est une révolution épistémologique!

Have you read Boulez’s Collège de France lectures?  I’m feeling tempted and of course, I’d want them in French. They’re even more expensive in French than in English, paradoxically.
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Re: The Hyper-Spectral Haven
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2020, 06:40:43 AM »
I can no longer provide live links since I no longer subscribe to the sources cited. But have moved the citations to the main text.  You can Google the bibliographic references and get some idea of the texts and/or if you subscribe to Scribd you can probably find most of the full texts.

Sure, I was wondering if it was from the Dufourt book I’d like to see.
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Re: The Hyper-Spectral Haven
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2020, 06:57:11 AM »

Have you read Boulez’s Collège de France lectures, I’m feeling tempted and of course, I’d want them in French. They’re even more expensive in French than in English, paradoxically.
I found a copy years ago in a bookstore in Aix-en-Provence, but have only skimmed through the book. Its 700+ pages appear daunting, but in reality these lectures are very approachable (as AFAIK these talks at the College de France are usually aimed at a wide, non-specialised audience).

There’s also this short (53’) DVD about Boulez’s time at the Collège (but, naturally, it does not reproduce the full lectures):

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Re: The Hyper-Spectral Haven
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2020, 07:05:07 AM »
Sure, I was wondering if it was from the Dufourt book I’d like to see.

No.  The three sources I cited were:

Richard Taruskin. “Chapter 10 Millennium’s End.” The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA.
Justin Lepany, “Principles and techniques of Spectral music”, Cardiff University, School of Physics, Lecture: Sound Synthesis, Course Convenor: Professor Mike Greenhough, Spring Semester 2005.
François Rose, “Introduction to the Pitch Organization of French Spectral Music”, Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Summer, 1996), pp. 6-39.