Imaginary Music. Tom b. 1939 JOHNSON.

Imaginary Music

New York: Two-Eighteen Press, [1974].

Oblong folio. Original publisher's dark yellow wrappers illustrated with stylized musical notation. 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 104 pp. with one piece to a page, each titled and with a full-page illustration of stylized notation.

Wrappers slightly worn and soiled.

Not in Johnson's list of writings in Grove.

An American composer active in France, "in 1971 [Johnson] began writing on new and experimental music for the Village Voice in New York and became an influential critic, introducing Steve Reich, Philip Glass and the downtown group of New York composers to readers throughout the USA. In 1972 the Four Note Opera established him as a successful composer ... Productions of [Riemannoper, 1988] and The Four Note Opera have made Johnson one of the most performed of contemporary opera composers, though he is rarely acknowledged as such ... One of the first composers to publish his own works, he went on to maintain two publishing companies, Two-Eighteen Press (USA) and Editions 75 (France)." Gregory Sandow in Grove Music Online.

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