Thinking Sound Music: The Life and Works of Robert Erickson (Hardcover)
The Life and Works of Robert Erickson
Scarecrow Press, 9780914913337, 278pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
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Robert Erickson's music bristles with the quintessential virtues of modernist American composers: intelligence, good humor, lyricism, rich sonorities, inventive sound-colors. It is firmly rooted in a thorough understanding of all musics now available, from ancient Greece to John Cage, yet it speaks with a characteristically American voice, direct and good-natured, attuned to the vernacular, never condescending to its audiences.