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Book: Music of Possibility

Music of Possibility is a personal account of what, for composer Richard Barrett, are the most consequential areas of twentieth- and twenty first-century musical innovation, and how, together with a web of technologies, cultures and politics, they have informed his creative practice.

Barrett reveals the practical artistic results and implications of this synthesis through composition, performance and creative partnerships.

Covering areas such as systematic approaches to composition, electronic musical performance and intersections between notational and improvisational methods of composition, the book includes a set of five dialogues between Barrett and some of his closest musical collaborators. Reflecting on both the drivers and creative results of his work to date he goes on to speculate on future possible evolutions.

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