My Ph.D. dissertation was published as a book and the first print sold out!!
In the Compositional Techniques of Christian Wolff and Social Aspects in Music, I share research on Christian Wolff’s music in the social-political context. The book deals with his compositional techniques and inner structures of his pieces which are connected with the relationships between the players, particularly how these relationships are constructed in a democratic manner and their influence on the audience and players in a broader social sense.
I was very pleased to read a wonderful commentary directly from Christian in his email to me this year: “I finished your book/dissertation. I think it’s very good, especially the combination of analysis with your direct experience of performing. You are the first to do that on such a scale. The pianist Philip Thomas has done something like it, writing about his playing of some of my piano music. But that’s for solo playing. You treat the ensemble situation which is closer to social issues.”
The book was written in English, and there is an excerpt published as an article in the online magazine Which Sinfonia.
For orders in the Czech Republic:
Compositional Techniques of Christian Wolff and Social Aspects in Music – Nakladatelství Janáčkovy akademie múzických umění (jamu.cz)
You can also get a copy in the USA (shipped locally): order at email@example.com