New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music

New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music is a book written by radio show host John Schaefer. It is a guide that covers a range of subjects and genres relating to music. It has been referenced by many other books relating to the subjects and aspects of music.

BackgroundEdit

Schaefer discusses the categories of music. Discographies of the artists covered in the categories are provided.[1] Dick Weissman referred to it as a "rich guide to many musical styles" in his book, The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense.[2]

Authors such as Leigh Landy with Experimental Music Notebooks,[3] Karin Pendle and Melinda Boyd with their book Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide,[4] and Jeremy Grimshaw with Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young have drawn on it.[5]

Its original publication ISBN 0060970812 was by Harper & Row in 1987.[6]

Artists and composers coveredEdit

Joseph Schwantner, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and Frank Zappa are looked at.[7]

About the authorEdit

Schaefer is currently the host of culture and talk show Soundcheck which is broadcast on Radio WNYC. He also hosts New Sounds, a radio program.[8][9] He has produced New Sounds since 1982 and Soundcheck from its beginning in 2002.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Buffalo and Erie County Public Library – New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music, review by Booklist
  2. ^ The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense, Dick Weissman
  3. ^ Experimental Music Notebooks by Leigh Landy, p. 166
  4. ^ Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide by Karin Pendle, Melinda Boyd, p. 194
  5. ^ Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young by Jeremy Grimshaw, p. 195, notes to pages 4–9
  6. ^ HathiTrust digital library – New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music / John Schaefer
  7. ^ Buffalo and Erie County Public Library - New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music, review by Choice review
  8. ^ Fred Goodman (October 15, 2000). "In Search of New Music, Both Ancient and Modern". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Bloodlines: A Horse Racing Anthology, Maggie Estep, Jason Starr – Vintage Books, 2006 – p. 368
  10. ^ WNYC – John Schaefer