Rationalizing culture : IRCAM, Boulez, and the institutionalization of the musical avant-garde (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Rationalizing culture : IRCAM, Boulez, and the institutionalization of the musical avant-garde

Author: Georgina Born
Publisher: Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, [2010], ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an ethnography of a powerful western cultural organization, the renowned Institut de Recherche et de Co-ordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris. The book studies the social and  Read more...

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Named Person: Pierre Boulez
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgina Born
ISBN: 0520085078 9780520085077 0520202163 9780520202160
OCLC Number: 701803589
Notes: Date from printing details, copyright date from title page verso.
New ISBN assigned for printing by Lightning Source (on-demand printer).
Description: xv, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction I. Themes and Debates 2. Prehistory: Modernism, Postmodernism, and Music 3* Background: IRCAM's Conditions of Existence 4* The Institution of IRCAM: Culture and Status 5. Power, Institutional Conflict, Politics 6. Music: Uncertainty, the Canon, and Dissident Musics 7. Science, Technology, the Music Research Vanguard 8. A Composer's Visit: Mediations and Practices 9* Aporias: Technological and Social Problems around Production IO. Subjectivities: Difference and Fragmentation II. Conclusions: IRCAM, Cultural Power, and the Reproduction of Aesthetic Modernism Appendix: IRCAM Workers and Visitors as Introduced in the Text, by Acronym Glossary of terms and acronyms in the text Notes General Bibliography Bibliography of Music-Related References Index
Responsibility: Georgina Born.

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