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Juan Carlos Paz defines New Music and that which contributes efficacious elements and solutions and points out the importance of the rise of dodecaphony for these new proposals. He stresses that dodecaphony is responsible for the experimentation required to achieve that intellectual and anti-rhetorical music that is capable of overcoming the "the realistic" limits in art.
The nine issues of nueva vision. revista de cultura visual. Artes, arquitectura, diseño industrial, tipografia [New Vision: Visual Culture Magazine–Arts, architecture, industrial design, typography] were designed to operate as a space for the redefinition and diffusion of Concrete Art; the magazine was published between December 1951 and 1957. It was edited by Tomás Maldonado. Although over the years its committee of writers varied in membership, the participants included: Carlos Méndez Mosquera (1930), Juan M. Borthagaray, Francisco Bullrich, Jorge Goldemberg, Jorge Grisetti, Rafael E. J. Iglesia, Mauricio Kagel, Guido Kasper, Alfredo Hlito (1923-1993), the architect Horacio Baliero, and Edgar Bayley (1919-1990). The first issue specifies that the typographical composition was made by Alfredo Hlito. The issue number 2/3 states that “nv magazine, new vision, is the property of new vision editorial s.r.l. (in formation).” Although [the magazine] was directed by Tomás Maldonado, in the ninth issue he is listed as the founder.
Juan Carlos Paz was born in Buenos Aires in 1897 and died in this same city in 1972. He was a composer, critic, essayist, pianist, and an organizer and promoter of twentieth century music. Paz was linked to avant-garde groups beginning in the late 1920s. He introduced the technique of dodecaphony to Latin America, and in 1937 founded the Conciertos de la Nueva Música [New Music Concerts], which later came to be known as Agrupación Nueva Música [New Music Association].
This document was selected because it testifies to the interest that existed in disseminating the most innovative musical techniques of that era, within the context of a political publication concerned with the relationship between different art forms.