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Sound commitments : avant-garde music and the sixties

Author: Robert Adlington
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the encounter of avant-garde music and 'the Sixties' across a range of genres, aesthetic positions and geographical locations.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sound commitments.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)983749850
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Adlington
ISBN: 019533664X 9780195336641 0195336658 9780195336658 9780199714360 0199714363
OCLC Number: 226984592
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Avant-garde : some introductory notes on the politics of a label / Hubert F. van den Berg --
Ideologies. "Demolish serious culture!" : Henry Flynt and Workers World Party / Benjamin Piekut ; Forms of opposition at the "politiek-demonstratief experimenteel" concert / Robert Adlington ; Aesthetic theories and revolutionary practice : Nikolaus A. Huber and Clytus Gottwald in dissent / Beate Kutschke --
Rethinking the popular. "Music is a universal human right" : Musica Elettronica Viva / Amy C. Beal --
The problem of the political in Steve Reich's Come out / Sumanth Gopinath ; The politics of Presque rien / Eric Drott --
Politicising performance. ONCE and the sixties / Ralf Dietrich ; "Scream against the sky" : Japanese avant-garde music in the sixties / Yayoi Uno Everett --
The challenge of institutionalization. After the October revolution : the jazz avant-garde in New York, 1964-65 / Bernard Gendron ; American cultural diplomacy and the mediation of avant-garde music / Danielle Fosler-Lussier ; From Scriabin to Pink Floyd : the ANS synthesizer and the politics of Soviet music between thaw and stagnation / Peter J. Schmelz.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Adlington.
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This text examines the encounter of avant-garde music and 'the Sixties' across a range of genres, aesthetic positions and geographical locations.

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This book encapsulates how and why popular music engages with politics and it is an illuminating read ... [an] original, enjoyable and very readable book. Guy Osborn, Times Higher Education a Read more...

 
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