A delightful and informative history of modern music.
Harmony is created by bringing sounds together. In music lessons, we learn how to do this in a formal way: we learn about chords and keys, and we are given rules for using them. This is the textbook way; this is legal harmony. Everything else - including the sounds that constantly surround us, those of ticking clocks, dogs, traffic, birdsong and aeroplanes - is illegal harmony.
Illegal Harmonies charts the course of music over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, linking it to developments in literature, theatre, cinema and the visual arts, and to popular music from Irving Berlin to The Beatles to rap. The result is a stimulating, provocative and always informative cultural history.
About the Author
Andrew Ford is a composer, writer and broadcaster and presents The Music Show on ABC Radio National. The Sound of Pictures is his sixth book.
Preface to the third editions
Conflict and Revolution
Anarchy and Order
Depression and Oppression
Old Dreams and New Deals
The Zero Hour
Protest and Revival
Back to Basics
The Me Generation
A New World Order?
ISBN: 9781863955287 ISBN-10: 1863955283 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 284 Published: 2nd May 2011 Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.427
Edition Number: 1