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Avant‐garde: Some Introductory Notes on the Politics of a Label

Hubert F. van den Berg

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter gives an overview of the history of the term ‘avant‐garde’ as it has been used in the historiography of art. The point of departure is the lack of agreement as to the term's meaning. ... More


Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Robert Adlington (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

During the 1960s many avant‐garde musicians were intensely involved in the era's social and political upheavals, and often sought to reflect this engagement in their music. This volume examines the ... More


After the October Revolution: The Jazz Avant‐garde in New York, 1964–65

Bernard Gendron

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter analyses the resurgence of the jazz avant‐garde in New York in the mid‐1960s, focusing in particular upon musicians' negotiation of competing aesthetic, social, and economic imperatives. ... More


Introduction: Avant-garde Music and the Sixties

Robert Adlington

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The artistic avant‐garde, many of its theorists seem to agree, is a culture of subversion. Yet recent Anglo‐American musicology has tended to emphasise avant‐garde music's disavowal of issues of ... More


“Scream against the Sky”: Japanese Avant‐garde Music in the Sixties

Yayoi Uno Everett

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

In 1960, a succession of massive strikes and violent demonstrations culminated in a national crisis in Japan, spurred by the United States‐Japan Security Treaty which gave the United States the right ... More


Introduction

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction uses Vladimir Tatlin's Monument to the Third International (aka Tatlin's Tower) to rethink both ethnicity and the avant-garde. To assist with this effort, I also provide overviews of ... More


The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This book explains the perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgements. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory ... More


American Cultural Diplomacy and the Mediation of Avant‐garde Music

Danielle Fosler‐Lussier

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Avant‐garde music played a small but important role in American cultural diplomacy during the cold war. In Western Europe, it was meant to demonstrate the United States' cultural sophistication; in ... More


Situating the Avant-Garde in Postwar America: Community, Individualism, and Cold War Culture

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter provides a theoretical and historical background for the subsequent analysis of how dissonant companionship plays out in the work of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka. It ... More


“Demolish Serious Culture!”: Henry Flynt and Workers World Party

Benjamin Piekut

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter discusses traces the path taken by the maverick composer, philosopher and activist Henry Flynt in the early 1960s, from a position at the heart of New York's downtown avant‐garde ... More


The Trauma of Literature: A Promenade through the Archive on the Avant-Garde and Politics

Sascha Bru

in Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exception

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639250
eISBN:
9780748651931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explains why Renato Poggioli's challenge to the relationship between democracy and modernist avant-garde has managed to stay undetected, presenting the author's personal method of ... More


The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia: Documentary, Mass-Observation, and the Fate of the Liberal Avant-Garde

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that documentary aesthetics turn to everyday life in order to create works that promoted the norms and values of the British liberal state during its period of greatest distress.


Once and the Sixties

Ralf Dietrich

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

ONCE had two lives, each of which can be associated with one half of the 1960s. Chronologically, the ONCE Festival of musical premieres in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the nationwide performing ONCE ... More


No Smoke without Water: The Incoherent Message of Montmartre Cabaret

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates the music of the artistic cabarets of Montmartre, especially the Chat Noir, and finds a contradictory character in its reception. Aristide Bruant's chansons, for example, ... More


“The Truth Is Out There”: Music in Modern/Postmodern Television

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Although in its early years television relied heavily on the broadcasting practices of radio and film, by the 1980s and 1990s television had come into its own and developed a language that was ... More


Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Joanna Demers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Electronic music since 1980 has splintered into numerous genres and subgenres, communities and subcultures. Given the differences separating academic, popular, and avant-garde electronic musicians, ... More


A Cosmopolitan Avant-Garde

Lea Ypi

in Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593873
eISBN:
9780191731426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593873.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the concept of avant-garde political agency to clarify the relation between normative innovation and political change. An analysis of the term ‘avant-garde’, and its usage in ... More


Cold War Pluralism: The New York Intellectuals Respond to Soviet Anti-Semitism

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 elaborates on the ethnic avant-garde's decline by discussing how, in response to post-war Soviet anti-Semitism, the New York Intellectuals articulated a Jewish cultural authenticity that ... More


The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Steven Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the 1920s and 1930s, American minority artists and writers collaborated extensively with the Soviet avant-garde, seeking to build a revolutionary society that would end racial discrimination ... More


Forms of Opposition at the “Politiek‐Demonstratief Experimenteel” Concert

Robert Adlington

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter focuses on a singular event in the musical life of late‐1960s Amsterdam: a “political‐demonstrative experimental concert”, which brought together many of the leading lights of the Dutch ... More


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