RARE 1957 - Harry Partch ?– Plectra & Percussion Dances
You are bidding on a rare one-of-a-kind item by American avant-garde composer Harry Partch ?– Plectra & Percussion Dances on GATE 5 issue 4. Includes a 16-page booklet featuring liner notes and b&w photos. Issued in a textured flap-top sleeve with contact information stamped in red.
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Harry Partch (born June 24, 1901 in Oakland, California – September 3, 1974) was one of the first composers in the West to work systematically with microtonal scales, he also invented and built instruments on which to play his compositions.
bio from harrypartch.com: Harry Partch (1901-1974), one of the greatest and most individualistic composers of all time, was not only a great composer, but an innovative theorist who broke through the shackles of many centuries of one tuning system for all of Western music, a music instrument inventor who created dozens of incredible instruments for the performance of his music, and a musical dramatist who created his own texts and dance/theatre extravaganzas based on everything from Greek mythology to his own experiences as a hobo. Between 1930 and 1972, he created one of the most amazing bodies of sensually alluring and emotionally powerful music of the 20th century: music dramas, dance theater, multi-media extravaganzas, vocal music and chamber music---mostly all performed on the instruments he built himself.
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