An original copy of the legendary avant-garde music journal, Source: Music of the Avant Garde. The magazine ran for 11 issues in print runs of 2,000 each between 1967 and 1973, and was published by teachers and students of the University of California, Davis. Members of the New Music Ensemble at UC Davis, headed by Larry Austin, formed an editorial board and and imprint called Composer/Performer Edition with the idea of publishing a catalog of graphic scores and avant-garde music. The magazine documents new music practices of the period like indeterminacy, graphic scores, electronic music and intermedia arts.
The issue focusing on music used for political and social ends, with bullet holes in a score by Dick Higgins (The Thousand Symphonies) on page 1. Other works and graphic scores included are by Phillip Corner, Jani Christou, Harold Budd, John Dinwiddie, Alvin Lucier, John Mizelle, Frederic Rzewski, Daniel Lentz, David Rosenboom, Morton Feldman, Roger Reynolds and Joel Gutsche. Item #182.
Condition: Very Good: some light scuffing to front cover, more significant scuffing to white back cover (see detail image); 1" dent at lower front cover edge, only visible on first 2 pages; lower half of first page (Higgins score) is separating from plastic comb binding; interior pages are clean and bright.