Articles about Avant-Garde

Whose Voices? The Fate of Luigi Nono's "Voci destroying muros"
Journal of the American Musicological Society (2016) Vol. 69, No. 1, pp. 179-236

Luigi Nono's "Voci destroying muros" for female voices and small orchestra was performed for the first and only time at the Holland Festival in 1970. A setting of texts by female prisoners and factory workers, it marks a sharp stylistic ...

Mistaken Identities in Carter’s Variations for Orchestra

Composed after the ground-breaking First String Quartet, Elliott Carter’s Variations for Orchestra extends many of the innovations that elevated that work, and Carter himself, to the status of official representatives of the postwar avant-garde. However, the Variations still include many ...

Opening Chorus: Slow Motion
JazzTimes (2016) Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 18-19