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Contemporary Music and Spirituality

Contemporary Music and Spirituality (Hardback)

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The flourishing of religious or spiritually-inspired music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries remains largely unexplored. The engagement and tensions between modernism and tradition, and institutionalized religion and spirituality are inherent issues for many composers who have sought to invoke spirituality and Otherness through contemporary music. Contemporary Music and Spirituality provides a detailed exploration of the recent and current state of contemporary spiritual music in its religious, musical, cultural and conceptual-philosophical aspects. At the heart of the book are issues that consider the role of secularization, the claims of modernity concerning the status of art, and subjective responses such as faith and experience. The contributors provide a new critical lens through which it is possible to see the music and thought of Cage, Ligeti, Messiaen, Stockhausen as spiritual music.

The book surrounds these composers with studies of and by other composers directly associated with the idea of spiritual music (Harvey, Gubaidulina, MacMillan, Part, Pott, and Tavener), and others (Adams, Birtwistle, Ton de Leeuw, Ferneyhough, Ustvolskaya, and Vivier) who have created original engagements with the idea of spirituality. Contemporary Music and Spirituality is essential reading for humanities scholars and students working in the areas of musicology, music theory, theology, religious studies, philosophy of culture, and the history of twentieth-century culture.

Music & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresSacred & religious musicMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" music Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 19/08/2016 ISBN-13: 9781409440581  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Robert Sholl teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and at the University of West London. He has published on a wide range of twentieth-century music. He was editor of Messiaen Studies, and has recently written on Arvo PArt, Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps, Messiaen and Berio. As an organist Robert has given recitals at St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Notre-Dame de Paris, and at the Madeleine, and he will perform all of Messiaen's organ music in 2016-17. Sander van Maas is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Amsterdam, previously Endowed Full Professor of Dutch Contemporary Composed Music at Utrecht University, and he has held visiting positions at Boston University, Harvard and the University of West London. He is author of The Reinvention of Religious Music: Olivier Messiaen's Breakthrough Toward The Beyond and editor of Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space.

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