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Testing the consequences–multipart series in the work of the Wandelweiser composers

Saunders, J (2011) 'Testing the consequences–multipart series in the work of the Wandelweiser composers.' Contemporary Music Review, 30 (6). pp. 497-524. ISSN 0749-4467

Abstract

Series comprising multiple autonomous parts that share common features and/or a determining principle are prevalent in the work of the Wandelweiser composers. This article compares these composers' use of multipart series with related practices in the visual arts, considering the differences between open and closed series. It focuses on three conditions by which series may be terminated: predetermined conditions decided upon in advance of making the series; circumstantial conditions which emerge whilst making the series and logical conditions which are integral to the materials and processes used in making the series. It examines differences in the methods of presentation of work framed as series and the way this impacts on the eventual perception of the work.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Circumstantial, Logical, Multipart, Predetermined, Series, Wandelweiser
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 11:46
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:06
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