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Title Musical outsiders : an American legacy : Harry Partch, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary American composers have long struggled against the momentum of the Western European classical tradition and the prestige it has held in America's cultural life. "I did not want to have any stricture at all, I wanted to be completely free." So spoke Harry Partch, describing not only his own path, but also that of two other influential American composers: Lou Harrison and Terry Riley. They were attracted to musical ideas and sounds outside of the surrounding classical mainstream. Together they offer a deeper understanding of what those alternatives are and how they have affected American culture
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Michael Blackwood Productions in 2005
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Partch, Harry, 1901-1974.
Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003.
Riley, Terry, 1935-
Composers -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Kanopy (Firm)