ZAPPA RECORDS will release a few mainly-orchestral works of FRANK ZAPPA's including FZ's last production, the Music of Edgard Varese
, his favorite avant-garde composer.
While initially focused on the classical canon, she gravitated toward the experimentalism of such New York School composers as Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and Edgard Varese
The correspondence includes letters to and from Edgard Varese
, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, and many other well-known musical figures.
Zorn found himself inspired by such avant garde composers as Charles Ives, Edgard Varese
, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Harry Partch, Alban Berg, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel and Carl Stalling.
Jolivet was a member of the French avant-garde composer group known as "La jeune France" (which included Massiaen), and was influenced musically by Schonberg, Stravinsky, and especially by his teacher, Edgard Varese
The many-headed hydra of Zappa's music gobbles up elements as diverse as doo-wop, blues, electronic collage and free jazz, inspired by artists like Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra, Edgard Varese
, John Cage and Charles Ives.
His score--an assemblage of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Philip Glass, Charles Ives, Edgard Varese
, and John Zorn, as well as songs recorded by Whitney Houston--shows him at his most eclectic and inventive.
To illustrate this last possibility: Bernard, guided by his analytical method, identifies two s in the flute line of measure 19 of Hyperprism, which it is not difficult to hear (The Music of Edgard Varese
, 198 and "Cracked Octaves," 281).
About the turn of the century traditional music had begun to give way to a wave of highly original and experimental works by such composers as Charles Ives, Igor Stravinski, and Edgard Varese
But when he discovered an Edgard Varese
recording, that set him off on a lifelong course of experimental composition.
A collaboration with Edgard Varese
and Iannis Xenakis, the audiovisual program inside the structure deployed montage to juxtapose images of monochromatic surfaces, Western and non-Western art, heavy industry, atomic bomb test sites, smiling babies, and concentration camp prisoners.
MRI, set to music of Edgard Varese
, is performed on high bars and cargo nets suspended eight feet above the stage.
Selznick, motion picture producer, June 22, at 63; and Edgard Varese
, the French-born composer regarded as the father of electronic music, Nov.
Jonathan Bernard's analytical study, The Music of Edgard Varese
, promises that "the set of theoretical constructs developed here and used as a basis for extensive analysis of the oeuvre does represent a breakthrough, for it arises directly from those features of Varese's aesthetic and method which most dearly distinguish him from his contemporaries" (xxiv).
Here puppets portray Huyghe and the architect Le Corbusier, among others, in a real-life drama with background music by Edgard Varese
and Iannis Xenakis.