What's the Matter with Today's Experimental Music? Organized Sound Too Rarely Heard
Today's education and communications media are seen to be the main cause of the anonymity of contemporary music and suggestions are made to improve this situation. Leigh Landy investigates audio-visual applications that have hardly been explored, new timbres and sound sources, the discovery of musical space, new notations, musical politics, and the 'musical community' in an attempt to incite more composers, musicians and musicologists to get this music out into the works and to stimulate the creation of new experimental works.
"This book's value lies in the close analysis that is made of all aspects of music itself and of the music-related elements in society. Landy shows that all aspects that are discussed are inter-related." -- Ios Smolders of Contemporary Vital Issue 24