Historical Precedents for Artistic Research in Music: The Case of William Butler Yeats

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Yeats's experiments in poetic declamation, his lecture-performances with Florence Farr, and the links between these and his relationship with Maud Gonne are presented as an early instance of artistic research, as the phrase is used today. Brooks's own composition, Everlasting Voices, which is based on all these materials, is then a further application of artistic research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtistic Experimentation in Music
Subtitle of host publicationAn Anthology
EditorsBob Gilmore, Darla Crispin
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
PublisherLeuven University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978 94 6270 013 0
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014

Publication series

NameOrpheus Institute Series
PublisherLeuven University Press


  • artistic research
  • William Butler Yeats
  • music
  • declamation
  • Florence Farr
  • composition

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