Hymns to the Silence: Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison (BOK)

Peter Mills

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"Hymns to the Silence" is a thoroughly informed and enlightened study of the art of a pop music maverick that will delight fans the world over.In 1991, Van Morrison said, "Music is spiritual, the music business isn't". Peter Mills' groundbreaking book investigates the oppositions and harmonies within the work of Van Morrison, proceeding from this identified starting point."Hymns to the Silence" is a detailed investigative study of Morrison as singer, performer, lyricist, musician and writer with particular attention paid throughout to the contradictions and tensions that are central to any understanding of his work as a whole.The book takes several intriguing angles. It looks at Morrison as a writer, specifically as an Irish writer who has recorded musical settings of Yeats poems, collaborated with Seamus Heaney, Paul Durcan and Gerald Dawe, and who regularly drops quotes from James Joyce and Samuel Beckett into his live performances. It looks at him as a singer, at how he uses his voice as an interpretive instrument. And there are chapters on his use of mythology, on his stage performances, and on his continuing fascination with America and its musical forms.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Peter Mills
Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic Trade
ISBN 9780826416896
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,8cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 816 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Theory of music & musicology, Rock & Pop music