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  Modern music
If modern music may be said to have a definite beginning, then it started [!] with this flute melody, the opening of the Prélude à "L'après-midi d'un faune" (1894) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918).
For the purposes of this site, modern music is popular music and art music since the age of the phonograph.
Terms such as "modern" and "Modernism" seem to possess a certain security, even prestige, but they were long regarded with suspicion.
www.jahsonic.com /ModernMusic.html   (317 words)

 modern music, composition, experimental music, mathematics musical composition, modernism, the future of modern music, ...
modern music, composition, experimental music, mathematics musical composition, modernism, the future of modern music, james mchard
Through a skilled analysis of prominent composers from 1890 to the present, along with their musical styles, philosophies, and incentives, McHard reveals modern music as the "fully enriched and enriching listening experience" that it is.
He has lectured on modernism and it's future in music at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico) for Dr. Julio Estrada’s class in experimental music composition and at CCMIX (formerly Les Ateliers UPIC) in Paris.
www.futureofmodernmusic.com   (309 words)

 Modernism (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modernism in music is characterized by a desire for or belief in progress and science, surrealism, anti-romanticism, political advocacy, general intellectualism, and/or a breaking with tradition or common practice.
Modern music is often thought to begin with, or just after, Debussy's impressionism, rising to rhetorical, if not commercial, dominance after World War Two, and then being gradually superseded by postmodern music.
The rise of musical modernism can be tied to the rise of expressionism, primitivism and cubism in the arts, Freudian theory in philosophy and the range of other artistic and scientific ideas which flowered forth from 1890 through the beginning of the First World War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modernism_(music)   (1591 words)

 Modern music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
To claim that the young modern composer has a right to be heard because he is contemporary is another matter, and it is irrelevant to attempt the simile because Mozart and Beethoven were once contemporary composers.
The music which the promoters of this festival wish to impress upon the public has as little to do with the music of the masters as futuristic pictures have with painting.
But there is less affinity between the advanced present-day music to be heard at contemporary music festivals, and the long line of music such as never ceased to develop, to be different, yet be modern.
www.musicweb.uk.net /brian/zmodernmusic.htm   (578 words)

 modern classical music CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Musical instruments and objects have accumulated external memory in their physical bodies, and it remains present in their current shapes and usages’.
Condanction, emphasising music of body rather than music of memory, is essentially a collective feedback mechanism in which movements stimulate the musician’s physical impulse and the sound, and the sound then initiates a new movement.
The music was conceived to sound as live and real as possible, featuring a large string orchestra and the soaring soprano voice of Rebecca Luker, and the way these are combined with relentless rhythms produces a unique and thrilling experience.
www.new-classics.co.uk /html/modern.html   (3243 words)

 what is modern music essays
The most important thing that was expressed about the definition of modern music is that the degree of modernism depends on the experience and taste of those whom are listening.
In the context of music, the grammar used in modern music is its harmony, melody, and rhythm that break all rules.
Hip-hop music is a fairly new form of expression, and when it first began it was rejected and misunderstood by the public.
www.megaessays.com /viewpaper/45709.html   (369 words)

 Postmodern music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The music of modernity, however, was viewed primarily as a means of expression while the music of postmodernity is valued more as a spectacle, a good for mass consumption, and an indicator of group identity.
In the modern period, recording of music was seen as a way of transcribing an external event, as a photograph is supposed to record a moment in time.
As a musical condition, postmodern music is music situated after the modern age, during the present period, where music has become valued primarily as a commodity and a culture, rather than a form of idealized modernist expression for its own sake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Postmodern_music   (2974 words)

 Modern Music
Music without melody or harmony reminds me of Sidney Lanier's wistful experiments with poetry without meaning, in which words are used to construct successions of beautiful but meaningless sounds rather than to communicate ideas and feelings.
"Music in which the harmonic element is paramount, in which the richness and sonority of individual chords and the skilful construction of unusual progressions constitute the principal interest to the listener, is capable of great beauty, as is music in which rhythm or orchestration is thee paramount element.
As Russo said, music in which melody is not the dominant "principal" is "difficult for the listener to retain".
abel.hive.no /oj/musikk/trompet/tpin/Modern_Music.html   (850 words)

 'Modern Music'
Coming back to the "good" and "bad" atonal music thread, these are rather simplistic words to describe a complex thing ("good and bad", that is), but (here's where my opinion comes in) I will put forth hesitantly that the majority of modern music for band *is* pretty crappy.
I realize that not all modern music is atonal or has a very limited or unconventional tonal system.
I challenge you to go and listen to the UW Gamelan ensemble and consider those aspects about music and culture that you are currently taking for granted...like the alleged universalism of the major triad...and consider that this assumption seems to be hindering you from opening your ears to contemporary music.
www.hornplayer.net /archive/a38.html   (4453 words)

 Modern Music
Music of the 20th century broke free of the styles and traditions of the previous periods.
It caused a riot at its first performance because the dancing and music were nothing like the audience was used to seeing or hearing.
Nationalistic music told the listener where the music was from.
brebru.com /musicroom/modern/modern.html   (412 words)

 Modern Music - "Krakow, Poland"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The history of popular music in the 1970s and '80s is basically that of rock music which has grown to include hundreds of musical styles.
A blend of rhythm and blues and gospel music came to be known as soul.
Disco, a repetitive dance music, and rap music are direct descendants.
krakow.usconsulate.gov /krakow/modern_music.html   (344 words)

 Music stands and music stand lights from RAT Music Stands
If you are looking for a music stand light the Opera stand is probably the only stand in the world designed from the ground up as an illuminated and stackable music stand.
If what you want is a modern wooden music stand design, then the Concert stand with its beautifully formed wood tray may be the answer.
The Jazz stand is the world's only folding music stand with a full size, solid tray which does not have to be dismantled before folding.
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 Australian Music Online :: Labels :: Modern Music
Modern Music was established in 1997 by David Leonard with the intention of developing artists for the international marketplace.
Brisbane, Australia, the home of Modern Music, has always lacked a serious music company that can potentially work with an act from it's earliest stages of development right through to nationally and internationally releasing a product of world class standard.
Modern Music has developed relationships with various companies in several countries around the world to make this idea a reality.
www.amo.org.au /label.asp?id=760   (422 words)

Xenakis' music has become increasingly well-known among people involved in hearing or creating contemporary classical music, and so his relatively unusual circumstances no longer present a barrier to his public reception.
One thing Xenakis' music rarely lacks is forward momentum, moving as it does from one "place" to another in sometimes bewildering fashion.
Much of his music is for varying mixed chamber ensembles, and requires different instrumentation (or voices) for each piece.
www.medieval.org /music/modern/xenakis.html   (729 words)

 Korean Modern Music
Western classical music was first introduced to Korea in late 19th century when Christianity made its way into the peninsula.
Soon Western classical music was heard everywhere in Korea, and by the turn of the century, a song, or a "lied", became the dominant form of music.
In the 1950s, Na Un-yong presented works based on modern compositional techniques, such as a 12-tone system, while attempting to incorporate elements from Korean traditional music.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/korea/perform/modern_music.htm   (354 words)

 Foundation for Modern Music - Radio Programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Foundation for Modern Music believes that music by living classical composers has the power to change people's lives in a significant way.
The Foundation for Modern Music has a rapidly growing library of recordings donated by its staff and volunteers from which to draw for broadcasts.
Although a primary goal of the American Music Broadcasts will be to inform listeners of the wide range of exciting works by acknowledged modern masters that are available today on commercial recordings, it is an additional goal to arouse interest in the music of less well-known composers.
www.modernmusic.org /Projects/Radio_Programming/Radio.htm   (353 words)

 index.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This publication has been developed to address the needs and interests of the new music community in America.
Its primary goals are to provide information and opinion concerning those issues most relevent to the creation and disemination of contemporary art music, and to act as a general advocate for the serious and committed composer and musician in the modern cultural world.
New Modern Music was made possible through the support of the Alice M. Ditson fund at Columbia University
academic.csuohio.edu /nmmusic/home.html   (144 words)

 Foundation for Modern Music - Recording Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Very few modern operas are presented in a recorded form available for international distribution before the actual premiere of the opera and this document will be a significant step in introducing a work to a wider public to widen the impact of its eventual full premiere performance.
Morales will be four full-length recitals of music by living US composers and two full-length recitals of piano works by living and recently living Mexican composers.
Therefore, the Foundation for Modern Music has recently (December 2000) remastered its 1991 recording and is funding the distribution costs through the highly regarded Centaur Records label to enable the international availability of these two treasured works.
www.modernmusic.org /Projects/Recording/Recording.htm   (892 words)

 Modern Times Music - Contemporary Classical Internet Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Furthermore, our musical offer is not limited to well-known works and composers.
A large portion of our program is occupied by emerging music and artists.
From grand orchestras to small ensembles, soloists, choirs or electroacoustic music, whatever your musical preferences are, you will be amazed by the diversity of Modern Times Music.
moderntimesmusic.com   (91 words)

 Modern Music magazine links US
Modern Music magazine links US Modern Music magazine links US or references to modern music...
It covers the full range of modern music, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues, big band, new age, classical, country, and alternative.
Modern Music magazine links US or references to the subject of modern music...
www.hopcottebooks.com /magazines/modernmusic.html   (164 words)

 BERKLEE | American School of Modern Music, Paris, France
At the American School of Modern Music, founded in 1982, the academic rigor of a full jazz program is coupled with the hands-on reality of playing and composing for the city's club and concert scene.
The school offers a no-nonsense approach to gaining musical skills: a 3-to-5 year course of study focusing on writing, ear training, improvisation, and intensive ensembles that perform on a regular basis in Parisian venues.
For students at all levels, the American School of Modern Music organizes workshops and master classes given by members of a network of international clinicians who are in constant contact with the school.
www.berklee.edu /international/paris.html   (446 words)

 Modern Period
This 1938 portrait by Pablo Picasso entitled Head of Marie-Therese represents visually what composers were doing with their music.
The Rite of Spring (1913) by Igor Stravinsky launched the beginning of modern music.
Probably the most important development in 20th century music was popular music.
www.empire.k12.ca.us /capistrano/Mike/capmusic/modern/modern.htm   (524 words)

 Sheet Music Plus - Modern Music for String Quartet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
You might find it surprising that such an ensemble can very effectively entertain by presenting pop music before audiences in the most varied venues of the modern concert scene.
They are original compositions written for students who up until now have not only heartily greeted their conception but also had lots of fun and success performing them, which will certainly continue in the future as well.
At the innumerable occasions open to student ensemble performance -- whether it be a recital, the opening of an exhibition, a concert in a gallery or another appropriate musical event -- a string quartet performing pop music is always a very welcome change.
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/item.html?item=4055750&id=79590   (149 words)

 Term Papers on Modern Music - Term Papers Lab
Music has been around for thousands and thousands of years.
This prehistoric music was started by the cavemen in order for them to express themselves, and the others who listened were affected in the same way that people are affected by music today.
After I interviewed four people--friends and family--I found out what type of music they listened to when they are upset, angry, or calm.
www.termpaperslab.com /term-papers/7223.html   (457 words)

 Modern Music, Lisle IL. Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This well-established family music business was founded in 1948 in Chicago (near the corners of North and Austin Avenues) and relocated to its present suburban Lisle setting in 1973.
Boasting a dedicated and knowledgeable sales and music staff, Modern Music offers a complete line of brand name musical instruments, equipment and accessories along with a sizeable selection of music books and first-rate music instruction.
Whether you are just a beginner or are a seasoned professional, Modern Music is the best choice for all of your musical necessities.
www.modernmusiclisle.com /home.html   (159 words)

 Modern Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Modern music is a regular feature at Clare Hall.
In 2002, John Woolrich, previously Resident Fellow in music at Kettle’sYard, organised a very successful concert of modern music with members of the renowned Composers Ensemble performing short pieces from Berio through to Xenakis.
In 2003, modern music returned to Clare Hall with an exquisite concert of twentieth-century French music given by the internationally acclaimed Duo Dolan (flute and piano).
www.srcf.ucam.org /clarehall/index.php?id=299   (195 words)

 American School of Modern Music Ecole de musique Ecole de Jazz
L'American School of Modern Music est l'institution privée de niveau universitaire qui offre le plus de possibilités pour accéder à une carrière musicale au plan international.
L'American School of Modern Music est le correspondant en France de Berklee College of Music à Boston, USA.
Un élève diplômé de l'American School of Modern Music reçoit une équivalence de deux années qui lui permet de compléter son Bachelor of Music à Berklee en deux ans seulement et lui donne le droit de rester sur le territoire américain pour effectuer des démarches (stage ou emploi) de début de carrière.
www.asmm.fr   (404 words)

 modern china music studies
Modernization and Music in Contemporary China: Crisis, Identity, and the Politics of Style.
Music, Identity and Persuasion: Ethnic Minority Music in Xinjiang, China.
Modern Chinese Music (Destiny: The Culture of China)
mclc.osu.edu /rc/MUSIC.htm   (2779 words)

 Young Modern Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Young Modern were at the forefront of Australian powerpop before there was a powerpop scene, inspiring such iconic Australian bands as The Hoodoo Gurus and The Sunnyboys.
Originality-wise, modern music in general is often too modern for most to appreciate...
To claim that the young modern composer has a right to be heard because he is contemporary is another...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/y/Young-Modern.html   (1641 words)

 Joyce - Music: John Cage
A musical revolutionary, Cage believed, among other things, that chance played just as an important role in our life as design, and that music was to be found everywhere -- it was all in the ear of the beholder.
His music was iconoclastic, often difficult, always surprising, and probed the limits of human imagination and preconceptions.
This is one of my favorite modern music labels, and I recommend visiting their site.
www.themodernword.com /joyce/music/cage.html   (347 words)

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