The Liberation of Sound

  title={The Liberation of Sound},
  author={Edgard Var{\`e}se and Chou Wen-chung},
  journal={Perspectives of New Music},
W H E N new instruments will allow me to write music as I conceive it, taking the place of the linear counterpoint, the movement of soundmasses, of shifting planes, will be clearly perceived. When these sound-masses collide the phenomena of penetration or repulsion will seem to occur. Certain transmutations taking place on certain planes will seem to be projected onto other planes, moving at different speeds and at different angles. There will no longer be the old conception of melody or… Expand
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