Among the few truly experimental composers in our cultural history, Harry Partch’s life (–) and music embody most completely the quintessential . Original preface to “Genesis of a Music” Harry Partch Foundation To promote a youthful vitality in music we must have students who will question every idea. Genesis of a music: an account of a creative work, its roots and its fulfillments. Front Cover. Harry Partch. Da Capo Press, – Music – pages.

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Genesis of a music : an account of a creative work, its roots and its fulfillments

Then again, I guess my Philistine ears can’t appreciate the beauty of the tone scale and the limit just intonation. Views Read Edit View history.

The Best Books of And while that’s cool, that’s kind of geneiss a painter spending a book writing about how gendsis gets his pigments. Thurman rated it liked it Nov 02, Joshua rated it really liked it Mar 10, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Anyone with a musically creative attitude, whether or not familiar with traditional music theory, will find this book revelatory.

Music, “good” or not “good,” has only two ingredients that might be called God-given: Jan 25, Mick Bordet rated it really liked it. Duncan A rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Still it has its merits for the initiated. List of works by Harry Partch Category: Archived from the original on 15 February Song’n Dance for Harry Partch” in German. Genesis of a Music: Under the pressures of study these are unconsciously and all too easily absorbed.


Remember me on this computer. Bob rated it really liked it Haarry 07, First published inGenesis of a Music is the manifesto of Partch’s radical compositional practice and instruments which owe nothing to the year-old European tradition of Western music.

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Jul 28, Phillip rated it it was amazing Shelves: In other words, all else is subject to change. The E-mail Address es field is required. Write a review Rate this item: Sincewhen a first draft of Monophonic principles was completed, the work has undergone many evolutions.

To influence, yes; to limit, no.

Having lived mostly hzrry the remote deserts of Arizona and New Mexico with no access to formal training, Partch naturally created theatrical ritualistic works incorporating Indian chants, Japanese kabuki and Noh, Polynesian microtones, Balinese gamelan, Greek tragedy, dance, mime, and sardonic commentary on Hollywood and commercial pop music of modern civilization.

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Genesis of a Music by Harry Partch

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Genesis of a Music

The one-footed bride — There’s a lot of math here. I am still a composer, and my every musical act has been geared to that premise. In its original form it was compounded of a measure of experimentation on violins and violas and an even larger measure of intuition. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Two stars only because I didn’t understand what the hell was going on.

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He contrasts Abstract and Corporeal music, proclaiming the latter as the vital, emotionally tactile form derived from the spoken word like Greek, Chinese, Arabic, and Z musics and surveys the history of world music at length from this perspective.

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