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Pianos, Toys, Music and Noise: Conversations with Steve Beresford

Pianos, Toys, Music and Noise: Conversations with Steve Beresford

  • Author: Hamilton, Andy
There is a lot of noise interfering with the signal of improvised music, the milieu in which Steve Beresford has spent his entire working life as a musician - lots of theories competing for our... More…



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  • List of Steve Beresford's Top Tips for Improvisers List of illustrations Foreword by Stewart Lee Introduction Short biography of Steve Beresford
  • 1. Early Life 1950-1974, and Musical Education Martin Mayes
  • 2. The Portsmouth Sinfonia Gavin Bryars
  • 3. Second-Generation Free Improviser Brian Marley, Mike Cooper
  • 4. Derek Bailey
  • 5. Company Week 1977 + The Dutch School + Alterations + White String's Eugene Chadbourne, David Toop, Terry Day, David Brown
  • 6. Saxophonists: Evan Parker, Tony Coe, Lol Coxhill Evan Parker
  • 7. Piano, Toy Piano, Toys Chris Burn, Alex Ward, Adam Fairhall
  • 8. Jazz, Free Jazz, And Free Improvisation Rachel Musson
  • 9. Teaching Improvisation
  • 10. The 1980s And 90s Kazuko Hohki, Jean Rochard, John Butcher, Paul Hession, Hannah Marshall
  • 11. Film Music (Including Cue Sheets Number One) + Video Artists + Christian Marclay + Visual Art Helen Petts
  • 12. Graphic Notation + John Cage + Classical Music Philip Thomas, Tania Caroline Chen, Mandhira de Saram
  • 13. The Improv Scene + The Audience
  • 14. Post-2000 Alan Tomlinson, Elaine Mitchener, Blanca Regina, Leila Adu-Gilmore, Cara Stacey
  • 15. Comedy And Entertainment
  • 16. Popular Music, Popular Culture Tessa Pollitt, Adrian Sherwood
  • 17. Electronics, Sound And Recording Pat Thomas Steve Beresford Discography Bibliography and Discography Index