- Cardew, Cornelius, edited by
Scratch Music, Including Scratch Music by Cornelius Cardew, Stella Cardew, Carole Finer, Lou Gare, Phil Gebbett, Bryn Harris, Christopher Hobbs, David Jackman, Diane Jackman, Christopher May, Tim Mitchell, John Nash, Michael Parsons, Tom Phillips, Howard Skempton, Catherine Williams. Also including '1001 Activities' by members of the Scratch Orchestra, and musical compositions by David Ahern, Greg Bright, Michael Chant and Roger Frampton.
MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974, Paper, , , Very Good /
8.5 × 7.25 inches. Previous owner’s signature. Cover soiled at margins. Printed in G. B. First MIT Press paperback edition (first published in 1972). Also including “1001 Activities” by members of the Scratch Orchestra, and musical compositions by David Ahern, Greg Bright, Michael Chant and Roger Frampton. “Definition: A Scratch Orchestra is a large number of enthusiasts pooling their resources (not primarily material resources) and assembling for action (music-making, performance, edification)—Draft Constitution of the Scratch Orchestra. “The main body of the book depicts a selection of . . . scores. They are composed of written words, photographs, maps, graphs, diagrams, musical flow charts, conventional musical notation, whimsical drawings, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and other devices. Together, they give the reader some idea of what it is like to put on a scratch music event.”—back cover. Contents: Introduction; Scratch Music—Early Outlines and Later Notes; Scratch Music; Key to Scratch Music; Scratch Music Catalogue; 1001 Activities; Appendix: Four Compositions.