Enclosure 3: Harry Partch
Place Published: Saint Paul, MN
Publisher: American Composers Forum
Date Published: 1977
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 43236
Signed by the editor, Philip Blackburn at the front opposite the title page. 524 pp. Oblong quarto [22 cm]; glossy illustrated boards. Hint of shelfwear, binding a bit loose/cocked, otherwise very good. Clean and unmarked.
Harry Partch (1901-1974) was a brilliant composer, music theorist, and creator of custom-made instruments. This book is an in-depth history of Harry Partch, as well as an exploration of his ideas and music through various documents, photographs, artwork, ephemera, drawings, and writings; all scanned and reproduced here, with detailed notes and comments by the editor. A very interesting, informative, and nicely produced book.