Renewable Music: Twelve-tone who?

Nice post from Renewable Music – who exactly belongs to the ‘evil twelve-tone establishment’ that is running everything? Love this footnote too:

Tragic but true: when the smoke had cleared, the new music wars had been won not by towners up or down or coasters east or left, but by a rear guard of trained symphonic band composers from big state universities in the middle of the country. The surviving rebels were exiled, retrained, or forced into dayjobs in data processing and direct telephone sales.

Further reading: Björn Heile: ‘Darmstadt as Other: British and American Responses to Musical Modernism’, twentieth-century music, 1/2 (2004), 161-78


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