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New Directions in Music
by David Cope
 

Music of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde
A Biocritical Sourcebook
 

Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde 
by Joscelyn Godwin
 

Rationalizing Culture
IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde
by Georgina Born
 

Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde
 

Music and the Creative Spirit
Innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde
(Studies in Jazz Series) by Lloyd Peterson
 

The New York Schools of Music and the Visual Arts
(Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture, V. 5.) 
by Steven Johnson
 

A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
by Ric Kostelanetz
 

Birth Of The Cool
Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant Garde 
by Lewis MacAdams
 

Avant-Garde Jazz Musicians
Performing "Out There" 
by David G. Such
 

The Spirit of Montmartre
Cabarets, Humor, and the Avant-Garde, 1875-1905
 

Silencing The Sounded Self
John Cage and the American Experimental Tradition 
by Christopher Shultis
 

Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club
Popular Music and the Avant-Garde
by Bernard Gendron
 

Armonias Del Cielo Y De La Tierra/ Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
La Dimension Espiritual De La Musica Desde La Antiguedad Hasta La Vanguardia
The Spiritual  to the Avant Garde (Paidos Orientalia)
by Joscelyn Godwin
 

The BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 19221936
Shaping a Nation's Tastes
(Music in the Twentieth Century)
by Jennifer Doctor
 

The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music 
by Bradley Smith
 

Experimental Music Notebooks
(Performing Arts Studies, V. 2) 
by Leigh Landy
 

Making Theory/Constructing Art
On the Authority of the Avant-Garde 
by Daniel Herwitz
 

Kritik der neuen Musik
Entwurf einer Musik des 21. Jahrhunderts 
by Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf
 

Music of the Repressed Russian Avant-Garde, 1900-1929
by Larry Sitsky
 

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
 

Electronic and Experimental Music
Pioneers in Technology and Composition
by Thomas B. Holmes
 

Talking Music
Conversations with John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and 
Five Generations of American Experimental Composers
by William Duckworth
 

Avant Rock
Experimental Music from the Beatles to Bjork
by Bill Martin
 

A Power Stronger Than Itself
The AACM and American Experimental Music
by George E. Lewis
 

An Experimental Psychology of Music
by Karl Feininger
 

What's the Matter with Today's Experimental Music?
Organized Sound Too Rarely Heard
by Leigh Landy
 

Audio Culture
Readings in Modern Music
 

Experimental Music
Cage and Beyond (Music in the Twentieth Century)
by Michael Nyman
 

Modern Music and After
by Paul Griffiths
 

A Ned Rorem Reader
by Ned Rorem
 

The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg, 1908-1923
by Bryan R. Simms
 

Elliott Carter
Collected Essays and Lectures, 1937-1995
 

The Boulez-Cage Correspondence
 

Electronic and Experimental Music
Pioneers in Technology and Composition
by Thomas B. Holmes
 

Thinking in Sound
The Cognitive Psychology of Human Audition
 

Avant-Garde Performance
by Gunter Berghaus
 

New Music, New Allies
American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification
by Amy C. Beal
 

Experimental Research in Music, Text
by Clifford K. Madsen
 

American Experimental Music 18901940
by David Nicholls
 

Composing with Tape Recorders
Musique Concrete for Beginners 
by Terence Dwyer
 

Tape Music Composition
by David Keane
 

The Csound Book
Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing,and Programming
 

Creating Music and Sound for Games
by G.W. Childs IV
 

Creating a Music Website
by Mike Simmons
 

The Desktop Musician
Creating Music with Your Computer 
by David M. Rubin
 

Balkan Fascination
Creating an Alternative Music Culture in America
Includes CD/DVD (American Musicspheres)
by Mirjana Lausevic
 

Power Tools for GarageBand
Creating Music with Audio Recording, MIDI Sequencing, and Loops
by Francis Preve
 

Creating Digital Music and Sound
An inspirational introduction for musicians, web designers, animators, videomakers, and game designers
by Chris Middleton
 

Composing Interactive Music
Techniques and Ideas Using Max
by Todd Winkler
 

Composing Music
A New Approach
by William Russo
 

Music for New Media
Composing for Videogames, Web Sites, Presentations and Other Interactive Media
(Book & CD) by Paul Hoffert
 

Composing Music with Computers
Composing Music with Computers
by Eduardo Miranda
 

Get Creative With Emagic Logic
by Keith Gemmell
 

Composing for Voice
A Guide for Composers, Singers, and Teachers
by Paul Barker
 

Composing Music for Worship
by John Bell
 

Composing the Music of Africa
Composition, Interpretation and Realisation
 

Interactive Music Systems
Machine Listening and Composing by Robert Rowe
 

Leni Stern
Composing and Compositions: Book & Cd
 

Composers and Composing
by Judith Bailey
 

Study of Orchestration, Third Edition
by Samuel Adler
 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition
by Michael Miller
 

The Csound Book
Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing,and Programming
 

Instrumentation and Orchestration
by Alfred Blatter
 

Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music
(2nd Edition) by Stefan Kostka
 

Organists Manual
Technical Studies and Selected Compositions for the Organ 
by Roger E. Davis
 

Materials and Techniques of 20th Century Music
(3rd Edition) by Stefan Kostka
 

Film and Television Composer's Resource Guide
The Complete Guide to Organizing and Building Your Business
by Mark Northam
 

Serial Composition and Atonality
An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern
Sixth edition, Revised by George Perle
 

Electronic and Experimental Music
Pioneers in Technology and Composition
by Thomas B. Holmes
 

Microsound
by Curtis Roads
 

The Desktop Studio
 

Coherence, Counterpoint, Instrumentation, Instruction in Form
 

The Electronic Arts of Sound and Light
By Ronald Pellegrino
 

Musical Composition
by Reginald Smith Brindle
 

Computer Models of Musical Creativity
by David Cope
 

The Computer Music Tutorial
by Curtis Roads
 

Simple Composition
by Charles Wuorinen
 

Arnold Schoenberg
by Charles Rosen
 

Creative Music Composition
The Young Composer's Voice 
by Margaret Lucy Wilkins
 

Computer Music in C
by Phil Winsor
 

My Music
Explorations in the Application of 12 Tone Techniques to Jazz Composition and Improvisation
by Bruce Arnold
 

Composing Music with Computers
(Music Technology) by Eduardo Miranda
 

When Music Resists Meaning
The Major Writings of Herbert Bruen 
by Herbert Bruen
 

The Schillinger System of Musical Composition
(Music Reprint Series) 
by Joseph Schillinger
 

Generative Processes in Music
The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition Techniques of the Contemporary Composer 
by David Cope
 

Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition
(Harmonologia Series, No 6) 
By Iannis Xenakis
 

Experiments in Musical Intelligence
(Computer Music and Digital Audio Series)
by David Cope
 

Loops and Grooves
The Musician's Guide to Groove Machines and Loop Sequencers
 

Choral Composition
A Handbook for Composers, Arrangers, Conductors, and Singers
by Robert Stephan Hines
 

Virtual Music
Computer Synthesis of Musical Style
by David Cope
 

Techniques of Twentieth Century Composition
A Guide to the Materials of Modern Music
(Music Series) by Leon Dallin
 

The John Adams Reader
Essential Writings on an American Composer by Thomas May

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.Music of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde
A Biocritical Sourcebook
 

New Directions in Music
by David Cope
 

Rationalizing Culture
IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde  by Georgina Born
 

Difference / Indifference
Musings on Postmodernism, Marcel Duchamp and John Cage  (Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture)
by Moira Roth
 

Talking Music
Conversations with John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and  Five Generations of American Experimental Composers
by William Duckworth
 

Music and the Creative Spirit
Innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde  (Studies in Jazz Series)  by Lloyd Peterson
 

Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde  by Joscelyn Godwin
 

The New York Schools of Music and the Visual Arts
(Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture, V. 5.)  by Steven Johnson
 

Extended Play
Sounding Off from John Cage to Dr. Funkenstein  by John Corbett
 

Maya Deren and the American Avant-Garde
 

A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
by Ric Kostelanetz
 

New Music, New Allies
American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification  (California Studies in Twentieth-Century Music)
by Amy Beal
 

Birth Of The Cool
Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant Garde  by Lewis MacAdams
 

Modern Music
The Avant Garde Since 1945  by Paul Griffiths
 

Avant-Garde Jazz Musicians
Performing "Out There"   by David G. Such
 

Silencing The Sounded Self
John Cage and the American Experimental Tradition  by Christopher Shultis
 

Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club
Popular Music and the Avant-Garde  by Bernard Gendron
 

Liminal Acts
A Critical Overview of Contemporary Performance and Theory  by Susan Broadhurst
 

What's the Matter with Today's Experimental Music?
Organized Sound Too Rarely Heard  (Contemporary Music Studies)  by Leigh Landy
 

The Unknown Paul McCartney
McCartney and the Avant Garde  by Ian Peel
 

Music of the Repressed Russian Avant-Garde, 1900-1929
(Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance)  by Larry Sitsky
 

The New Music
The Avant-garde since 1945  by Reginald Smith Brindle
 

Experimental Music Notebooks
(Performing Arts Studies)  by Leigh Landy
 

Dresden und die avancierte Musik im 20. Jahrhundert
(Musik in Dresden)
 

György Ligetis Aventures & Nouvelles aventures
Studien zur Sprachkomposition und Ästhetik der Avantgarde  (European university studies. Series XXXVI, Musicology)
by Konstantinos Kakavelakis
 

Composers of tomorrow's music
A non-technical introduction to the musical avant-garde movement  by David Ewen
 

A concise history of avant-garde music
From Debussy to Boulez  by Paul Griffiths
 

Neue Musik und Interpretation
Fünf Kongressbeiträge und drei Seminarberichte  (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Neue Musik und Musikerziehung Darmstadt)
 

Fusion
Tonal and avant garde music combined in melodic guitar solos  (Guitar series) by Joe Diorio
 

Tradition and Avant-Garde
by Jelena Milojkovic-Djuric
 

Making Theory/Constructing Art
On the Authority of the Avant-Garde  by Daniel Herwitz
 

Revolution in der Musik
Avantgarde von 1200 bis 2000
 

From Classicism to Modernism
Western Musical Culture and the Metaphysics of Order  by Brian K. Etter
 

The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music
by Bradley Smith
 

The Art of Noises
(Monographs in Musicology)  by Luigi Russolo
 

Break All Rules!: Punk Rock and the Making of a Style
(Studies in the Fine Arts : the Avant-Garde, No. 68)  by Tricia Henry
 

The BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 19221936
Shaping a Nation's Tastes (Music in the Twentieth Century)  by Jennifer Doctor
 

The musical avant-garde of the Renaissance
Or, the peril and profit of foresight  by Edward E Lowinsky
 

The Avant-Garde Flute
A Handbook for Composers and Flutists  (The New Instrumentation, V. 2)  by Thomas Howell
 

Source
Music of the Avant Garde  by Michael D. Williams
 

The philosophy of the avant garde
by Gary Novak
 

Annual Review of Jazz Studies 3
Features Slam Stewart, Jelly Roll Morton, Bebop Composition, Jazz Avant-Garde  (Annual Review of Jazz Studies)
 

A comparative analysis of four avant-garde compositions from the aspect of timbre
by Henry Criz
 

Das Orgelschaffen Wolfgang Stockmeiers und die avantgardistische Orgelmusik
(Beiträge zur rheinischen Musikgeschichte)  by Manfred Albus
 

Fenomenologia della musica sperimentale
(Collana di fenomenologia ed ermeneutica musicale)  by Angelo Orcalli
 

From Wikipedia:   Avant-Garde and Kitsch
written by the New York art critic Clement Greenberg
and published in the journal Partisan Review in 1939.
 

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
by Walter Benjamin
 
 


Buchloh, Benjamin (2001). Neoavantgarde and Culture Industry. MIT Press
 

Bürger, Peter (1974). Theorie der Avantgarde. Suhrkamp Verlag
 

Poggioli, Renato (1968)
The Theory of the Avant-Garde
Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-88216-4
 

Calinescu, Matei (1987)
The Five Faces of Modernity
Modernism, Avant-Garde, Decadence, Kitsch, Postmodernism
Duke University Press.
 

Amazon.com: Electronic Music Pioneers
Books: Ben Kettlewell
 



 
 

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The New Music
The Avant-Garde Since 1945  |   by Reginald Smith Brindle 
 

A Concise History of Avant-Garde Music
From Debussy to Boulez  |  by Paul Griffiths
 

Source: Music of the Avant Garde
by Michael D. Williams
 

Modern Music
The Avant Garde Since 1945  |  by Paul Griffiths
 

Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club
Popular Music and the Avant-Garde  |  by Bernard Gendron
 

Birth Of The Cool
Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant Garde  |  by Lewis MacAdams
 

Rationalizing Culture
Ircam, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Gardevby Georgina Born
 

Music of the Repressed Russian Avant-Garde, 1900-1929
(Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance)  |  by Larry Sitsky
 

What's the Matter With Today's Experimental Music?
Organized Sound Too Rarely Heard  |  by Leigh Landy
 

New Directions in Music
by David Cope
 

Avant-Garde Jazz Musicians
Performing 'Out There  |  by David G. Such
 

The BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 1922-1936
Shaping a Nation's Tastes  |  by Jennifer Doctor
 

Harmonies of Heaven and Earth
Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde  |  by Joscelyn Godwin
 

Liminal Acts
A Critical Overview of Contemporary Performance and Theory  |  by Susan Broadhurst
 

Silencing the Sounded Self
John Cage and the American Experimental Tradition  |  by Christopher Shultis
 

Avant Rock
Experimental Music from the Beatles to Bjork  |  by Bill Martin
 

Electronic and Experimental Music
by Thom Holmes
 

Talking Music
Conversations With John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers
by William Duckworth
 

Electronic Music Pioneers
by Ben Kettlewell
 

Brian Eno
His Music and the Vertical Color of Sound  |  by Eric Tamm
 

Writings on Music, 1965-2000
by Steve Reich
 

Angura
Posters of the Japanese Avant-Garde  |  by David G. Goodman
 

Kraftwerk
Man, Machine and Music  |  by Pascal Bussy
 

Tropical Truth
A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil  |  by Caetano Veloso
 

The Fluxus Reader
by Ken Friedman
 

Aesthetics of Total Serialism
Contemporary Research from Music to Architecture  |  by Markus Bandur
 

Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought
Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture  |  by Judy Lochhead
 

Synthesizer Basics
by Brent Hurtig
 

The New York Schools of Music and the Visual Arts
Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture  |  by Steven Johnson
 

On Sonic Art
Contemporary Music Studies  |  by Trevor Wishart
 

Difference / Indifference
Musings on Postmodernism, Marcel Duchamp and John Cage (Critical Voices in Art, Theory, and Culture)
by Marcel Duchamp
 

Essays on Music
Theodor W. Adorno ; Selected, With Introduction, Commentary, and Notes by Richard Leppert ; New Translations by Susan H. Gillespie  |  by Theodor W. Adorno
 

Masterworks of 20th-Century Music  |  The Modern Repertory of the Symphony Orchestra
by Douglas Lee
 

Schoenberg and the New Music  |  Essays by Carl Dahlhaus  | 
by Carl Dahlhaus
 

Musical Composition in the Twentieth Century
by Arnold Whittall

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