Title The Voice of New Music by Tom Johnson New York City 1972–1982 A collection of articles originally published in the Village Voice Author Tom Johnson Drawings Tom Johnson, from his book ‘Imaginary Music’ Publisher 218 Press Editors Tom Johnson, Paul Panhuysen Coordination Hélène Panhuysen Word processing Marja Stienstra File format translation Matthew Rogalski Digital edition Javier Ruiz First digital edition 2002, revised 2014 Reprinted with permission of the author and the Village Voice ©1989 All rights reserved
Front cover images extracted from the book Imaginary Music by Tom Johnson, published by 218 Press
Cover photo of the original edition from The Bears Symphony, 1984 by Paul Panhuysen
Original backcover photo by Lona Foote, 1981
Tom Johnson, born in Colorado in 1939, received B.A. and M.Mus. degrees from Yale University, and studied composition privately with Morton Feldman. After 15 years in New York, he moved to Paris, where he has lived since 1983. He is considered a minimalist, since he works with simple forms, limited scales, and generally reduced materials, but he proceeds in a more logical way than most minimalists, often using formulas, permutations, predictable sequences and various mathematical models. Among his latest works, Looking at numbers, a new book written with the mathematician Franck Jedrzejewski, has been published by Springer Basel in 2014.