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Musical Environments  

A Manual for Listening, Improvising and Composing

Musical Environments $49.99 ex GST
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An innovative guide to the world of sound, using a multi-disciplinary and sensory approach to perceiving and making music—for teachers, students and even people without musical backgrounds. Includes insights into the history and technology of music creation, improvisation and composition exercises, plus listening examples spanning pop to world music—many of which feature on the accompanying CD.

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-544-5 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB


Richard Vella was born in Melbourne in 1954. His diverse output includes works for orchestra, large ensemble, choir, film, chamber music, burlesque cabaret, music theatre, site-specific performances and popular music genres. He was Adjunct Professor in Music for the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology.

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