Energy Fields: Earle Brown, Open Form, and the Visual Arts

Ryan, David (2017) Energy Fields: Earle Brown, Open Form, and the Visual Arts. In: Beyond Notation: The Music of Earle Brown. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, pp. 80-112. ISBN 978-0-472-13058-0

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This chapter explores the American composer Earle Brown's connections with the visual arts of the 1950s and 60s. In particular it looks at the evolution of various notational processes in relation to Abstract Expressionist painting, Buckminster Fuller's conception of geometry, and the mobiles of Alexander Calder. It is the first book chapter to consider Brown's own paintings and the effect these had on his compositional practice, as well as introducing the little known 'Folio 2' a collection of informal graphic scores. It draws on original material and interviews by the author with the composer.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Experimental Music, Notation, Visual Arts and Music
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: David Ryan
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 13:19
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:11

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