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  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (26 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520267451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520267459
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 527,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Many unexpected delights." Gramophone 20111201 "Source was there to document all the crazy changes in ... art-music that we're always trying to one-up one another in our purported 'vast knowledge of' here in the TMT office. Score." Tiny Mix Tapes 20110728 "Fascinating... A healthy collection of prose descriptions trying to account for what was going on at the time." -- Stephen Smoliar Examiner.com 20120220 "Remarkable... The book is a delight to hold and view... Highly recommended." -- John Schuster-Craig, Grand Valley State University Fontes Artis Musicae 20130419

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Larry Austin was the founding editor of Source and is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of North Texas. Douglas Kahn is the author of Noise Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts, and a Research Professor at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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By Dr SW on 16 Nov. 2013
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'Source' was a key inspiration to those of us aspiring to be 'composers' or sound artists in the 1970s. This volume manages to successfully evoke much of the magic (for Europeans) of contact with the US-based ideas of the time, and replicates their original idiosyncratic layout and landscape format albeit in a slightly condensed form, and without the memorable covers. Larry Austin's visionary project is here given a wider audience, and will perhaps go some way to explaining for that new audience what it felt like to be playing with sound at the time. There are riches on every page.
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Anyone interested in the American musical avant-garde should have this book. I'm glad I found a book dealer with one still in stock.
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