Antheil’s Composition Techniques

Antheil’s Composition Techniques

    First, the positive. . .    Descriptions of Antheil’s musical technique suggest the same multi-layering of complex relationships. Analyzing Antheil’s Airplane Sonata, Linda Whitesitt describes his “manipulation of ostinato patterns and his technique...
PITCHING THE PITUITARY

PITCHING THE PITUITARY

  Antheil, a self-proclaimed expert on glandular “science,” brags about his acumen: “If the lady offers you some of her history, she will be telling you with every breath to exactly what glandular type she belongs.” “Hedy Wants You to Pitch Her...
GLAND TYPECASTING

GLAND TYPECASTING

Gland Kit Line-Up Number One Far  away a piece of gaily printed silk will be gradually taking the form of a girl. . . Postpituitary ‘the maternal instinct” Here comes Number 2. She’s really  handsome. Heavy bushy hair.  Sporty mannish hair. Aggressive walk. Will...
GLANDMASTER FLASH

GLANDMASTER FLASH

Every Man His Own Detective          –George Antheil “X marks the gland where the criminal is found.” Glandbook for the Questing Man  — George Antheil Reducing a laboratory science to a sidewalk sport for a grading of the passing female from A...
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