Composed Theatre: Aesthetics, Practices, Processes

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David Roesner, Matthias Rebstock
Intellect Books, 2012 - Music - 367 pages

A unique contribution to an emerging field, Composed Theatre explores musical strategies of organization as viable alternative means of organizing theatrical work. In addition to insightful essays by a stellar group of international contributors, this volume also includes interviews with important practitioners, shedding light on historical and theoretical aspects of composed theatre.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Composed Theatre Mapping the Field
Composition and Theatre
Happy New Ears Creating Hearing and the Hearable
Its all part of one concern A Keynote to Composition
Theatre in small quantities On Composition for Speech
To Gather Together What Exists in a Dispersed State
From Interdisciplinary Improvisation to Integrative
Lets stop talking about it and just do it Improvisation as
Hearing Voices Transcriptions of the Phonogram of
Composing Theatre on a Diagonal Metaxi ALogon a Music
Ça devient du théâtre mais ça vient de la musique
Musical Conquest and Settlement On Ruedi Häusermanns
Composing with Raw Materials Daniel Otts Musictheatre
Permanent Quest The Processional Theatre of Manos
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About the author (2012)

David Roesner is a senior lecturer in drama at the University of Exeter. Matthias Rebstock is junior professor of scenic music at the University of Hildesheim in Germany.

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