Wednesday, August 20, 2008

NEW ARRIVALS: SOURCE: Music of the Avant Garde

Good God! Something outrageously expensive that is worth every penny. Stunning typography, beautifully designed, multiple paper stocks, multi-colored scores, 10 inch LPs, 35mm slides, fur, shot-gun holes, all encased in a cool, clinical, late 60s/ early 70s institutional veneer (it's bound with a plastic spiral binding for Christ's sake!)



Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 1 $495.00



Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 1967) This copy has several unusual musical scores and large photographs. Some wear to cover, but otherwise very clean and in good condition. Robert Ashley; Larry Austin; Earle Brown; Giuseppe Chiari; Barney Childs; David Freund; Harry Partch; David Reck; Karlheinz Stockhausen; Bertram Turetzky. Highlights include a Harry Parch Photo spread, and a collection of Robert Ashley "circular" scores(yep. they're circles.)






Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 2 SOLD!Issue No. 2 - Vol. 1, No. 2 (July 1967) Spiral-bound, top 2 spirals of binding are broken off. Some wear to front and back covers, but interior is in great shape. John Cage; Alvin Curran; Morton Feldman; David Freund; Jerry Hunt; Toshi Ichiyanagi; Ben Johnston; Alvin Lucier; Stanley Lunetta; Gordon Mumma; Harry Partch; David Tudor; Arthur Woodbury. Highlights include a Parch score; a Tudor photo spread; a Cage piece; an Ichiyanagi piece for ocillators, instruments and ring modulators; a conversation with Morton Feldman; and a mix-and-match score by Stanley Lunetta.







Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 3 SOLD!

Issue No. 3 - Vol. 2, No. 1 (January 1968) Spiral-bound, bottom 2 spirals of binding are broken off. Some wear to front and back covers, but interior is in great shape. David Behrman; Allan Bryant; Harold Budd; Paul Chihara; Will Johnson; Douglas Leedy; Daniel Lentz; John Mizelle; Robert Moran; Pauline Oliveros; Jon Phetteplace; Steve Reich; Frederic Rzewski; New Music Ensemble. Hard to choose stand-outs. Pieces by Harold Budd and Steve Reich; essays by Pauline Oliveros and Frederic Rzewski ("Plan for Spacecraft"); a fold-out multi-color score by Allan Bryant, and another one by Daniel Lenz; an essay on the First Festival of Live Electronic Music, with flyer inserted; and an essay with photos on legendary music ensembles New Music Ensemble, ONCE Group, Sonic Arts Group, and musica elettronica viva.





Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 4 SOLD!



Issue No. 4 - Vol. 2, No. 2 (July 1968) Unbelievable collection of works and musings by 1960's Avant Garde Musicians and Artists. This copy retains original LPs/records, posters, and interactive pull-outs. Some wear to front and back covers, but interior is in great shape. Robert Ashley; Larry Austin; David Behrman; Mario Bertoncini; Allan Bryant; John Cage; Lowell Cross; Jocy de Oliveira; Lukas Foss; Lejaren Hiller; Ben Johnston; Udo Kasemets. Included are 2 10" records-featuring: Robert Ashley-THE WOLFMAN; David Behrman-WAVE TRAIN; Larry Austin-ACCIDENTS; Allan Bryant-PITCH OUT; a Jocy Oliveira "score map slide" (yep, an actual 35mm slide of a map); an essay by Lowell Cross on "The Stirrer"; Udo Kasemets' Eight Edicts; Cage and Hiller's HPSCHD; and the photo score to Larry Austin's Accidents.






Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 5 SOLD!

Issue No. 5 - Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 1969). The Special Picture Issue. Some wear to cover, and the upper right corner pages are bent, but otherwise in great shape. This issue includes Anna Lockwood; Christian Wolff; Dick Higgins; Stanley Lunetta; Robert Erickson; Jon Hassell; Arthur Woodbury; Andrew Stiller; R. Murray Schafer; Max Newhaus; Barney Childs; The New Percussion Quartet. Highlights include a photo spread of Anna (Annea) Lockwood with diections for Glass Concerto 2; a Dick Higgins essay; a Stanley Lunetta score in cartoon form; Jon Hassell's Map 2 a 6 inch square sheet of magnetic tape attached to the page; Barney Childs cut-out Event Machine; and a Max Neuhaus sampler.






Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 6 SOLD!


Issue No. 6 - Vol. 3, No. 2 (July 1969). Infamous "shot-gun" issue. This copy retains original interactive projects and pull-outs. Some wear to cover, but otherwise in very good condition. This issue includes "And Coming Up Dripping" by David Rosenbloom; Dick Higgins The Thousand Symphonies" (the cover photo and inside cover, along with a page from the original score filled with bullet holes); Phillip Corner; a visually stunning Jani Christou score; Harold Budd; John Dinwiddie; Alvin Lucier; John Mizelle; Fredric Rzewski; Daniel Lentz; Morton Feldman; Roger Reynolds; Joel Gutsche.






Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 9 SOLD!



Issue No. 9 - Vol. 5, No. 1 (1971). . Some light wear to covers, but otherwise in great shape. Includes Source records #5 & 6; Lowell Cross' Musica Instrumentalis ( a diagram with cut-out pages and an envelope with the actual score: five photographs; Arrigo Lora-Tontino; Marilyn Wood; Jim Burns; Manford Eaton; Jacques Brodier; Ed Kobrin; Alvin Curran; Paul Klerr; Anna Lockwood; Nelson Howe; Nicolas Slonimsky. RECORD 5: Lowell Cross-VIDEO II & Arrigo Lora-Totino-ENGLISH PHONEMES. RECORD 6: Alvin Curran-MAGIC CARPET & Anna Lockwood-TIGER BALM. The score for FUR MUSIC is notated with actual fur.







Source: Music of the Avant Garde, Issue 10 SOLD!


Issue No. 10 - Vol. 5, No. 2 (1971). This issue is edited by Alvin Lucier. Unbelievable collection of works and musings by 1960's Avant Garde Musicians and Artists. Some light wear to covers, but otherwise in great shape. This issue includes Alvin Lucier; Stuart Marshall's gorgeous score for Zones; Naked people with cameras attached to their heads; Steve Reich; Anthony Braxton; Mary Lucier; Pauline Oliveros; Cornelius Cardew's score for the Great Learning; features on the Scratch Orchestra and the Portsmith Sinfonia; Naked Software-MUCH MORE .


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