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Herbert Brun (1918-2000) was a pioneer in the development of electronic and computer music. He was recognized within and beyond the field of music as an eloquent and original contributor of ideas relating composition and systems theory, language and thought, performance and everyday life. Brun wrote and spoke incisively on the function of the arts in our society: What are the social functions of "composer" and "listener"? What is the function of "time" in art? How does "communication" hasten the decay of new thoughts, and what significance does this have on creative and social acts? This book includes lectures given for non-professionals, articles containing new formulations and insights for professionals, and an audio CD featuring Brun's compositions.
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6 x 9 trim. 2 illus., 33 musical examples, 13 computer graphics. Audio CD.About the Author:
HERBERT BRUN was born in Berlin, Germany in 1918. After working as a composer in the electronic studios of Europe during the 1950s, he taught at the University of Illinois from 1962 to 2000. ARUN CHANDRA is a composer and Music Director of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, and teaches at The Evergreen State College.
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