14.05.2013

New release: "New Music at Darmstadt" by Martin Iddon

In his new book "New Music at Darmstadt", recently published with Cambridge University Press, Martin Iddon explores the early years of the Darmstadt Summer Course. Through a wealth of primary sources - many of them from the IMD archives - and analytical commentary he investigates how the image of a coherent "Darmstadt School" could be created, despite the very diverse range of compositional practices on display at the courses. The book also explores the collapse of the seeming collegiality of the Darmstadt composers, which crystallised, according to Iddon, around John Cages presence there in 1958.


Also recently published with CUP: The correspondence of John Cage and David Tudor, edited and annotated by Martin Iddon.


14.05.2013

New release: "New Music at Darmstadt" by Martin Iddon

In his new book "New Music at Darmstadt", recently published with Cambridge University Press, Martin Iddon explores the early years of the Darmstadt Summer Course. Through a wealth of primary sources - many of them from the IMD archives - and analytical commentary he investigates how the image of a coherent "Darmstadt School" could be created, despite the very diverse range of compositional practices on display at the courses. The book also explores the collapse of the seeming collegiality of the Darmstadt composers, which crystallised, according to Iddon, around John Cages presence there in 1958.


Also recently published with CUP: The correspondence of John Cage and David Tudor, edited and annotated by Martin Iddon.