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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


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


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


“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


Aesthetic Theories and Revolutionary Practice: Nikolaus A. Huber and Clytus Gottwald in Dissent

Beate Kutschke

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/9780195336641.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The West‐German avant‐garde music scene of the early 1970s—the period in which the spirit of the New Left manifested itself most intensively in the musical field—was especially marked by the numerous ... More


Composing Dissent: Avant-garde Music in 1960s Amsterdam

Robert Adlington

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199981014
eISBN:
9780199346202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981014.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The 1960s saw the emergence in the Netherlands of a generation of avant-garde musicians (including Louis Andriessen, Willem Breuker, Reinbert de Leeuw, and Misha Mengelberg) who were to gain ... More


Changing of the Guards 1962–1970

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the time of reactionary conservatism when alternative venues were developed for the production and performance of experimental music in West Germany. It covers the era from ... More


The Idea of the 1920s in Russian Music Today

William Quillen

in Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines evocations of the early Soviet avant-garde in new compositions of the post-Soviet period, investigating how contemporary Russian composers imagine the modernist culture of the ... More


Paradigms of Contemporary Music in Twenty-First-Century Russia

Lidia Ader

in Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter offers an account of the circumstances in which contemporary composers have had to operate since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the attendant diminution in state support for the ... More


Sound and Vision: The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan and Evans Chan in Sorceress of the New Piano, Makrokosmos I & II, and The Maverick Piano

Michael Ingham

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Written in the light of theories of cinematic sound and musical composition, this essay examines the four documentaries Evans Chan has filmed about the work of the pianist Margaret Leng Tan. Like ... More


“Conscience, Feelings, Collective Reality”

Angela Ida De Benedictis and Veniero Rizzardi (eds)

in Nostalgia for the Future: Luigi Nono's Selected Writings and Interviews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520291195
eISBN:
9780520965027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291195.003.0300
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This section is devoted to Nono's characteristic expressions as a “political” composer of the 1960s and 1970s. It considers the urgency of grounding the work of composition in an understanding of the ... More


Social Studies: The Jazz Composers Guild and the Jazz Composers Orchestra

Amy C. Beal

in Carla Bley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036361
eISBN:
9780252093395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036361.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the Jazz Composers Guild and the Jazz Composers Guild Orchestra, which directly affected Bley's career. The Jazz Composers Guild was a member-run musicians' cooperative. ... More


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