The Resource Beautifully scary : contemporary music in America, produced, directed and edited by Russ Wiltse ; Beyond Definition Films, (electronic resource)

Beautifully scary : contemporary music in America, produced, directed and edited by Russ Wiltse ; Beyond Definition Films, (electronic resource)

Label
Beautifully scary : contemporary music in America
Title
Beautifully scary
Title remainder
contemporary music in America
Statement of responsibility
produced, directed and edited by Russ Wiltse ; Beyond Definition Films
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beautifully Scary explores the landscape of contemporary music in America in the 20th century and beyond. The documentary features generations of composers who represent trends in modern classical music. Interviews with some of the most influential composers in American such as Elliott Carter, Milton Babbitt and Philip Glass, gives the viewer a strong sense of the circumstances that shaped the classical tradition in America, and the creative visions that have emerged from it. The film begins with a short history of modern music in America, highlighting some of the great American composers (Ives, Copeland, Cage, Bernstein) through archival photos and film footage combined with short musical excerpts. This section also includes brief references to the earlier European influences (Wagner, Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky). Composers such as Steve Reich, George Crumb, Bright Sheng and Pauline Oliveros talk about their lives, and how their work has contributed to the evolution of the form. They also discuss their music, and the effect of their approaches to composition upon the contemporary music scene. The documentary includes short excerpts from performances of works by Joan Tower, Tan Dun, Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano. The instrumental forces range from solo and small instrumental combinations, to full orchestra, showing the broad expressive range of their unique music. The film draws attention to the innovative work being done, and it's importance to the fabric of modern American culture
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VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Composers interviewed: John Adams, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Libby Larsen, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Ned Rorem, Christopher Rouse, Bright Sheng, Tan Dun, Joan Tower, Julia Wolfe, Christopher Wuorinen, Zhou Long ; musicians interviewed, Evelyn Glennie, David Harrington, Sharon Isbin, Lang Lang, Alexa Still, Wu Man
Runtime
61
Series statement
Classical Performance in Video
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Beautifully scary : contemporary music in America, produced, directed and edited by Russ Wiltse ; Beyond Definition Films, (electronic resource)
Label
Beautifully scary : contemporary music in America, produced, directed and edited by Russ Wiltse ; Beyond Definition Films, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.ae.talonline.ca/login?url=http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?MARC;3550523
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 21, 2017)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3550523/marc
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (61 minutes).
Form of item
online
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP3550523/mar
  • (CaAE) ASP3550523/marc
  • (OCoLC)1003420149
Video recording format
other

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