English-language version of La Harpe aux XXe et XXIe Siècles.
Harps and harp music have enjoyed a renaissance over the past century and today can be heard in a broad array of musical contexts. Guide to the Contemporary Harp is a comprehensive resource that examines the vibrant present-day landscape of the harp. The authors explore the instrument from all angles, beginning with organology; moving through composition, notation, and playing techniques; and concluding with the contemporary repertoire for the harp. The rapid diversification in these areas of harp performance is the result of both technological innovations in harp making, which have produced the electric harp and MIDI harp, and innovative composers and players. These new instruments and techniques have broadened the concept of what is possible and what constitutes harp music today. Guide to the Contemporary Harp is an essential guide for any harpist looking to push the instrument and its music to new heights.
Mathilde Aubat-Andrieu is a harpist and cofounder of the association Les Signes de l’arc (The Signs of the Arch).
Laurence Bancaud is a harpist and cofounder of the association Les Signes de l’arc. She is author of Ton-That Tiêt: Dialogue Avec la Nature.
Aurélie Barbé is a harpist, composer, and cofounder of the association Les Signes de l’arc. She is a teacher and performer, specializing in modal, minimalist, and improvised music for both classical and electric harp.
Hélène Breschand is a harpist, composer, and cofounder of the association Les Signes de l’arc.
Lilian Rossi has pursued an academic career and is author of Doctors and Nurses.
Jean Rossi is an administrative officer. Working as a team, they have translated numerous academic and literary works from French and German.