Cornelius Cardew (* 7. Mai 1936 in Winchcombe/Gloucestershire; 13. Dezember 1981 in London) war ein britischer Komponist und Improvisationsmusiker.

Cornelius Cardew Treatise
196 Seiten, 17,5 x 28 cm, Spiralbindung
Editio Peter, Frankfurt Leipzig London New York

Treatise is a graphic musical score comprising 193 pages of lines, symbols, and various geometric or abstract shapes that eschew conventional musical notation. Implicit in the title is a reference to the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, which was of particular inspiration to Cardew in composing the work. The score neither contains nor is accompanied by any explicit instruction to the performers in how to perform the work. Cardew worked on the composition from 1963 to 1967

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