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Dr Clemens Gresser

Dr Clemens Gresser

Divinity Librarian

Office Phone: 01223 763041

Key Publications

Books edited:

- 2000: with Antje Erben and Arne Stollberg: Grenzgänge - Übergänge: Musikwissenschaft im Dialog. Bericht über das 13. Internationale Symposium des DVSM [Crossing the Borders: Musicology in Dialogue. Conference Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium of the Association of German Musicology Students] (Hamburg: von Bockel Verlag), 274pp [ISBN 3-932696-39-5].

Articles / chapters in edited books:

- 2014: 'Structured Silence as a Compositional Idea in Some of Cage's Number Pieces', in Contemporary Music Review, 33/5-6, 580-596 [ISSN: 0749-4467 / EISSN: 1477-2256.]

Other Publications


- July 2011 - March 2012: Book Reviews Editor (Europe) for Fontes Artis Musicae.

- 2002-2007: Review editor for English publications at Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft - Online-Publikation (FZMw)  [Frankfurt Journal of Musicology - Online Publication] [EISSN 1438-857X]

Articles / chapters in edited books:

 - 2013: 'Cornelius Cardew's Music for Moving Images: Some Preliminary Observations,', in The Electronic British Library Journal, 2013, Article 4, 1-16 [ISSN 1478-0259].

Link to PDF (4.8 MB)

- 2010: 'Prose Collection: The Performer and Listener as Co-Creator', in Changing the System: The Music of Christian Wolff, ed. Stephen Chase, & Philip Thomas, Aldershot: Ashgate, 193-210 [ISBN 9780754666806]

- 2007: 'Earle Brown's "Creative Ambiguity" and Ideas of Co-creatorship in Selected Works', in Contemporary Music Review, 26/3, 377-394 [ISSN: 0749-4467 / EISSN: 1477-2256.]

- 2004: with Stephen Chase, 'Ordinary Matters: Christian Wolff on his Recent Music', in Tempo 58/229 (July), 19-27 [ISSN: 0040-2982 / EISSN: 1478-2286].

- 1998: '"...a music made by everyone". Eine analytische Annäherung an John Cages Number Pieces', in MusikTexte 76/77 (December), 41-47 [ISSN 0178-8884].

Review articles:

- 2002: review article of Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (ed.), MYTHos Cage, Hofheim: Wolke Verlag 1999, in Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft - Online-Publikation 5, 55-69 [EISSN 1438-857X].
Link to PDF (128kb)

Reviews (selection):

- 2014: Review of Cage & Consequences. Edited by Julia H. Schröder and Volker Straebel. Hofheim: Wolke, 2012, ISBN 9783936000795Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association (ISSN 0027-4380), vol. 70, no. 3 (March), 450-452.

- 2013: Review of John Cage. By Rob Haskins. (Critical Lives.) London: Reaktion Books, 2012, ISBN 9781861899057, and “we must arrange everything”: Erfahrung, Rahmung und Spiel bei John Cage. By Michael Rebhahn. Saarbrücken: Pfau Verlag, 2012, ISBN 9783897274761Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association (ISSN 0027-4380), vol. 69, no. 4 (June), 770-775

- 2012: Review of Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits. By Benjamin Piekut. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2011. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association (ISSN 0027-4380), vol. 68, no. 3 (March), 603-605.

- 2011: Review of The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music. Ed. by James Saunders. Music & Letters (2011), vol. 92, issue 3 (August), 511-513.

- 2009: Review of Gregor Herzfeld, Zeit als Prozess und Epiphanie in der experimentellen amerikanischen Musik: Charles Ives bis La Monte Young (= Archiv für Musikwissenschaft, Beiheft 60), 365 Seiten, Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart 2007, ISBN 9783515090339 in Musiktheorie 24/4 (2009), 375-379 [ISSN 0177-4182].

- 2008: Review of Frederic Rzewski, Nonsequiturs: Writings and Lectures on Improvisation, Composition, and Interpretation, edited by Gisela Gronemeyer and Reinhard Oehlschlägel, Cologne: Edition MusikTexte, in Tempo62/246(October), 75-77 [ISSN: 0040-2982 / EISSN: 1478-2286].

- 2008: Review of Thomas Ulrich, Neue Musik aus religiösem Geist: Theologisches Denken im Werk von Karlheinz Stockhausen und John Cage, Saabrücken: Pfau Verlag, 2006, in Tempo62/243 (January), 72-74 [ISSN: 0040-2982 / EISSN: 1478-2286].

- 2005: Review of Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner (eds.), Audio Culture. Readings in Modern Music, New York/London: Continuum Publishing 2004, Tempo 59/234 (October), 52-53 [ISSN: 0040-2982 / EISSN: 1478-2286].

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