New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music

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New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music is a book written by radio show host John Schaefer. It is a guide that covers a range of subjects and genres relating to music. It has been referenced by many other books relating to the subjects and aspects of music.

Background[edit]

Schaefer discusses the categories of music. Discographies of the artists covered in the categories are provided.[1] Dick Weissman referred to it as a "rich guide to many musical styles" in his book, The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense.[2]

Authors such as Leigh Landy with Experimental Music Notebooks,[3] Karin Pendle and Melinda Boyd with their book Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide,[4] and Jeremy Grimshaw with Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young have drawn on it.[5]

Its original publication ISBN 0060970812 was by Harper & Row in 1987.[6]

Artists and composers covered[edit]

Joseph Schwantner, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and Frank Zappa are looked at.[7]

About the author[edit]

Schaefer is currently the host of culture and talk show Soundcheck which is broadcast on Radio WNYC. He also hosts New Sounds, a radio program.[8][9] He has produced New Sounds since 1982 and Soundcheck from its beginning in 2002.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buffalo and Erie County Public Library – New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music, review by Booklist
  2. ^ The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense, Dick Weissman
  3. ^ Experimental Music Notebooks by Leigh Landy, p. 166
  4. ^ Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide by Karin Pendle, Melinda Boyd, p. 194
  5. ^ Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young by Jeremy Grimshaw, p. 195, notes to pages 4–9
  6. ^ HathiTrust digital library – New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music / John Schaefer
  7. ^ Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music, review by Choice review
  8. ^ Fred Goodman (October 15, 2000). "In Search of New Music, Both Ancient and Modern". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Bloodlines: A Horse Racing Anthology, Maggie Estep, Jason Starr – Vintage Books, 2006 – p. 368
  10. ^ WNYC – John Schaefer