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The New Music TheaterSeeing the Voice, Hearing the Body$
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Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195099362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.001.0001

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Where the Sound Comes From

Where the Sound Comes From

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(p.30) Chapter 2 Where the Sound Comes From
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The New Music Theater
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Eric Salzman

Thomas Desi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0003

This chapter discusses the evolution of instruments and the orchestra in the theater — onstage, offstage, in the pit, and in the theatrical space — along with issues of musical form in theatrical music. It ends with a discussion of the breakdown of the stage/audience barrier, the use of live electronics, and the introduction of digital technology to transmit, transform, and create sound.

Keywords:   musical form, audience, live electronics, digital technology

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