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Volume 53, Number 1

Now available

Volume 53, Number 1
Winter 2015

This issue was mailed to subscribers in January 2016.

Announcing Digital Publication

PNM now available on JSTOR
We offer institutions and individuals three options for subscriptions: print only (as is); digital only; and print plus digital. Digital subscriptions are delivered by JSTOR under their Current Scholarship Program. Subscriptions in all three options are available via our subscriptions page. All individual subscribers and print-only institutional subscribers may order there. Institutions should contact JSTOR ( for digital and print-plus-digital subscriptions. Print subscribers will continue to receive any CDs; the audio will be available online for digital subscribers. Digital subscribers will have full access not only to the current issues, but also to our entire print run from 1962 to the present.

Individual Articles in PDF

Volumes more than seven years old remain available in the JSTOR archives. Single articles in the archives can be purchased individually through JSTOR's Publisher Sales Service. Go to the JSTOR PNM page, click to open the article you want, and click the Download button.

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
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.

Volume 49, including:

  • Special issue on Musical Tiling
  • Milton Babbitt: A Composers' Memorial

It is not too late to subscribe for the historic Volume 49, which includes at no extra cost a very special Supplement dedicated to the memory of Milton Babbitt. 24 Compositions by living composers were commissioned by Perspectives of New Music and are compiled here in a 4-CD boxed set and a 428-page book of scores, notes, and essays. This Supplement was produced as a joint project of Perspectives of New Music and Open Space.

For Volume 49, Number 2, John Rahn and Emmanuel Amiot have co-edited a special package on the theory and practice of tilings in music.

Read A Brief Guide to the Tiling Articles.

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