Cornelius Cardew - Scratch Music. Also including '1001 Activities' by [...] the Scratch Orchestra, [...]

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Cornelius Cardew [ed.] - Scratch Music. Also including '1001 Activities' by members of the Scratch Orchestra, and musical compositions by David Ahern, Greg Bright, Michael Chant and Roger Frampton - London - Latimer New Dimensions Limited - 1972 - 1st edition - [132]pp - Paperback - 18,5 x 21,5 cm. - Design: John L. Smith

Condition: Good - from the library of Simon Vinkenoog with his dated SIGNATURE on the title page and enthusiastic note on p. 56-57. Cover slightly smudgy and small water stain on the edge.

Manifesto of the English composer of experimental music, Cornelius Cardew. With contributions from Stella Cardew, David Jackman, Tim Mitchell, John Nash, Michael Parsons and Howard Skempton, among others. Illustrated with black and white drawings and sketches (visual sheet music). With Key to Scratch Music, Catalogue and as appendix Four Compositions. Scarce book.

¶ "Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981) was founder of the Scratch Orchestra, an experimental performing ensemble, defined as: "a large number of enthusiasts pooling their resources and assembling for action (music-making, performance, edification)".The Orchestra reflected Cardew's musical philosophy at that time. This meant that anyone could join, graphic scores were used (rather than traditional sheet music), and there was an emphasis on improvisation." - Wikipedia

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