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William Duckworth


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William Duckworth (born in 1943) is credited as composer of the first postminimal piece of music, The Time Curve Preludes.

He composed Thirty-One Days (1987), for alto saxophone, and Southern Harmony, a choral work which uses certain features of shape note singing.

He is the author of:

* Talking Music: Conversations With John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers (ISBN 0306808935)

* A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (ISBN 0534094201)
* 20/20: 20 New Sounds of the 20th Century (ISBN 0028648641)

He is editor of Sound and Light: La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela (ISBN 0838753469). He is a music professor at Bucknell University. Nora Farrell, his wife, runs Monroe Street Records, which publishes many of his pieces.

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