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He has written widely on music and published seven books. He wrote, presented and co-produced the radio series Illegal Harmonies, Dots on the Landscape and Music and Fashion. Since 1995 he has presented The Music Show on ABC Radio National. Ford studied at Lancaster University with Edward Cowie and John Buller. Try Whistling This: writings about music (paperback 2012

In Illegal Harmonies, Andrew Ford charts the course of music in the concert hall and opera . Illegal Harmonies is a book very hard to put down. His study of music in the twentieth century, Illegal Harmonies, will be reissued by Black Inc. in 2011.

Illegal Harmonies is a book very hard to put down. It brims with useful information.

In response to the noisiest century in history, modern composers have consistently flown in the face of musical orthodoxy. As technology has changed at an unprecedented rate, so have musical styles – sometimes to the dismay of audiences and critics.

Illegal Harmonies - Andrew Ford. So, he was an easy figure to hate. All this is naturally germane to the story of music in the 20th century and should be mentioned, but carrying the hatred into the history is not helpful when it comes to understanding why the music sounds as it does, let alone the creative impulses that lie behind it. I mention what seems to me to be a minor but fatal flaw in Ross’s and Taruskin’s approach to writing about modern music, because the opposite criticism was made of Illegal Harmonies when it first appeared.

In Illegal Harmonies, Andrew Ford charts the course of music in the concert hall and opera house over the last .

It brims with useful information.

Items related to Illegal Harmonies: Music in the 20th Century Ford's music is performed and broadcast in many countries and has been featured at international festivals in Europe, the United States an. .

Items related to Illegal Harmonies: Music in the 20th Century. Andrew Ford Illegal Harmonies: Music in the 20th Century. ISBN 13: 9780868066356. Illegal Harmonies: Music in the 20th Century. This book is an expanded version of the series played on Australian Classic FM in 1997. Ford's music is performed and broadcast in many countries and has been featured at international festivals in Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia. He writes on a wide range of musical topics, principally for 24 Hours magazine, and he presents Radio National's popular Saturday program 'The Music Show'.

From Debussy to Duke Ellington, Ligeti to Laurie Anderson: Illegal Harmonies is generous and encyclopedic in its scope, sometimes contentious in its assertions, always lively and informative, Andrew Ford encourages the reader to take up his arguments and debate their merits. This book is an expanded version of the series played on Australian Classic FM in 1997.

Comments: (2)

Shomeshet
A really well written and interesting book that describes a complex topic in an easy to understand way and provides insights into the history of music that are thoughtful, thought-provoking and always based on sound (forgive the pun) evidence.
WinDImmortaL
Without an entry for,'No Undue Noise', I'm piggybacking on this other collection of Andrew Fords'. He is an 'art music' composer. However, I know him only as the genial host of an excellent, urbane 2hour weekly musical smorgasborg on Radio National, simply titled, 'The Music Show.' That is, until I stumbled on this on this collection of his writing, mostly from the same radio's inhouse magazine,'24 Hours' and the Sydney Morning GHerald. His writing interests express the same range of interests in classicist musos and composers, Blues balladry, jazz and the like as heard during his airwaves hours. Some columns are perpicacious reviews of books on artists, Stravinsky, Glenn Gould or Wilfred Mellor's enthralling,'Angels of the Night'. The small cache on Dylan Literature is precscient. I agree that Greil Marcus's graceful writing is some of the best musical literature, albeit on the roots of Bob and the Band, and that he's resurrected the reputations of Doc Bloggs & Frank Hutchison much as Nick Tosche has for Emmett Miller in his finley wrought reliquary,'the Twisted Roots of Rock n Roll'. I'm not as gracious about the gushy hagiographies of Paul Williams. Ford writes very well on Joni Mitchell, honing in on her greatest albumn,'Blue.' Other essays I find rewarding are,'In Praise of Difficult Art', 'The Erotcs of Music'(a redressing of Sontag's'against Interpretation') and his parting address to students at the universitry where he once lectured,'Signing Off', which should be read by every lecturer in the arts who still twitches with creative energy.
Illegal Harmonies: Music in the 20th Century download epub
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Author: Andrew Ford
ISBN: 0868066354
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Hale & Iremonger,Pty.Ltd ,Australia; First Edition edition (February 9, 1998)
Pages: 266 pages