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Christian Wolff

Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund


This book, the first interpretive narrative of the life and work of Christian Wolff, traces the influences and sensibilities of a contemporary composer's atypical career path and restless imagination. Written in full cooperation with Wolff, including access to his papers, this volume is a much-needed introduction to a leading avant-garde composer still living, writing music, and speaking about his own work. Wolff has pioneered various compositional and notational idioms, including overtly political music, indeterminacy, graphic scores, and extreme virtuosity. The book covers Wolff's family lif ... More

Keywords: Christian Wolff, contemporary composer, avant-garde composer, political music, indeterminacy, graphic scores, John Cage circle, experimental music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037061
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Hicks, author
Brigham Young University

Christian Asplund, author
Brigham Young University