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Special Issue on Africa

Guest Editor: Chris van Rhyn

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Submittal deadline: February 1, 2019

Volume 55, Number 2

Now available

Volume 55, No. 2

Featuring articles by Chris Stover, Chris van Rhyn, Daniel Moro Vallina, Christopher Gainey, Brett Clement, Oksana Nesterenko, and Krisztina Dér

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is directed to a readership consisting of composers, performers, scholars, and all others interested in any kind of contemporary music. Published material includes theoretical research, analyses, technical reports, position papers by composers, sociological and philosophical articles, interviews, reviews, and, for special purposes, short musical scores or other creative productions.


50 Years of Innovation

Golden Anniversary Issue
Volume 50 (2012) was mailed to subscribers in January 2013. This special Golden Anniversary Double Issue, vol. 50 nos. 1&2, features:
  • A History of Perspectives, as told in many interviews and essays by people who have been involved at some time during the past 50 years;
  • A special feature on Karlheinz Stockhausen.

The PNM/OS CD Series

To be a forum for valuable musical thinking that might otherwise remain unavailable describes the ethos of Perspectives over its history. To this end, we are producing a series of CDs for our subscribers and other interested music-lovers, in a collaboration between Perspectives of New Music and Open Space. These CDs will go to PNM subscribers occasionially as part of their subscription. PNM/OS CDs
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