Jonathan Harvey Collection
Jonathan Harvey (1939–2012)
The musical legacy of the British composer Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) has just been transferred to the Paul Sacher Foundation. This collection, which the Foundation settled with the composer before his death, has been made possible thanks to the generous support of André Hoffmann. Thus Harvey’s creative documents are now available in Basel for musicological research. The collection provides comprehensive documentation of this extraordinary and complex artist. It allows insight into Harvey's extensive musical oeuvre, his wide-ranging experiments fusing traditional instruments and electro-acoustic sound sources (some of which were implemented with IRCAM in Paris), and his unusual Buddhist-inspired aesthetic. Jonathan Harvey’s musical manuscripts (sketches, drafts and fair copies) form the main component of the collection, which also includes his writings on music (including his famous book on Stockhausen), correspondence and numerous recordings.
More on Jonathan Harvey at Faber Music.