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A power stronger than itself : the AACM and American experimental music

Author: George Lewis
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. From its working-class roots on the South Side of Chicago, the AACM went on to forge an extensive legacy of cultural and social experimentation, crossing both musical and racial boundaries. The success of individual members and ensembles such as Muhal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Lewis
ISBN: 9780226476957 0226476952 9780226476964 0226476960
OCLC Number: 154689784
Description: xlviii, 676 pages, [44] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations and prehistory --
New music, New York --
The development of the experimental band --
Founding the collective --
First fruits --
The AACM takes off --
Americans in Paris --
The AACM's next wave --
The AACM in New York --
The new regime in Chicago --
Into the third decade --
Transition and reflections.
Responsibility: George E. Lewis.
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