UDC 78.042

THE FIGURE OF A WHALE IN THE MUSIC OF THE LATE XX CENTURY

Myatieva Natalia Ataevna
Moscow State Institute of Culture
Candidate of Art criticism, Senior teacher of the music history and theory chair

Abstract
The article contains an overview and analysis of several musical pieces of the late XX century, inspired by the whales. Records of humpback whale vocalizations popularized by biologist R.Payne in 1970 are identified as a starting point for the composers creativity. Differences in whales interpretation by various composers are outlined. Several pieces of J. Tavener, Y.Xenakis, A.Hovhanness previously unknown in Russian language studies were described.

Keywords: avant-garde, Cage, Crumb, ecomusic, Hovhanness, late XX century music, whale, whale vocalization, Xenakis


Category: Art

Article reference:
The Figure of a Whale in the Music of the late XX Century // Humanities scientific researches. 2015. № 4. P. 1 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://human.snauka.ru/en/2015/04/10254

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