The Silent Network—The Music of Wandelweiser

  title={The Silent Network—The Music of Wandelweiser},
  author={G. Douglas Barrett},
  journal={Contemporary Music Review},
  pages={449 - 470}
  • G. Barrett
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Art
  • Contemporary Music Review
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