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Title Composed theatre : aesthetics, practices, processes / edited by Matthias Rebstock and David Roesner
Published Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2013

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Description 367 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Acknowledgements -- Introduction: composed theatre in context / David Roesner -- Part I: history and methodology -- Composed theatre: mapping the field / Matthias Rebstock -- Composition and theatre / Roland Quitt -- 'Happy new ears': creating hearing and the hearable / Petra Maria Meyer -- Part II: processes and practices: work reports and reflections -- 'It's all part of one concern': a 'keynote' to composition as staging / Heiner Goebbels -- 'Theatre in small quantities': on composition for speech, sounds and objects / Michael Hirsch -- ... To gather together what exists in a dispersed state ... / Jorg Laue -- From interdisciplinary improvisation to integrative composition: working processes at the theater der klange / Jorg U. Lensing -- 'Let's stop talking about it and just do it!': improvisation as the beginning of the compositional process / George Rodosthenous -- Hearing voices-transcriptions of the phonogram of a Schizophrenic: Music-theatre for performer and audio-visual media / Nichoals Till -- Composing theatre on a diagonal: Metaxi ALogon, a music-centric performance / Demetris Zavros -- Part III: processes and practices: portraits and analyses -- 'Ca devient du theatre, mais ca vient de la musique': the music theatre of Georges Aperghis / Matthias Rebstock -- Musical conquest and settlement: on Ruedi Hausermann's theatre work(s) / Judith Gerstenberg -- Composing with raw materials: Daniel Ott's music-theatre portraits and landscapes / Christa Brustle -- Permanent quest: the processional theatre of Manos Tsangaris / Jorn Peter Hiekel -- Part IV: discussion and debate -- Composed theatre-discussion and debate: on terminology, planning and intuition, concepts and processes, self-reflexivity and communication / Edited by Matthias Rebstock and David Roesner -- Part V: discourse and analysis -- 'It is not about labelling, it's about understanding what we do': composed theatre as discourse / David Roesner -- Contributors
Summary "Brings together a diverse range of voices and perspectives, appropriately conveying the sense of scholars and artists engaged in ongoing debate about a developing form. ... It is a style of performance I ahve had little direct experience with but the book made me want to hear and see more."--Jackie Smart for Theatre Research International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Music in the theater.
Author Rebstock, Matthias, editor
Roesner, David, editor
ISBN 9781783200160 (paperback)
1783200162 (paperback)