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Echoes from Georgia : Seventeen Arguments on Georgian Polyphony.

Tsurtsumia, Rusudan. Jordania, Joseph.
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(2017)  | 9781608764778 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book
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This important book was compiled under the auspices of the Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire,International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony in Tbilisi, Georgia. This collection is aimed to those who are interested in Georgian traditional polyphonic singing. It contains seventeen...

The Three Choirs Festival: A History: New and Revised Edition

Boden, Anthony. Hedley, Paul.
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(2017)  | 9781783272099 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 552pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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Described in the Radio Times (27 July 2015) as 'A remarkable, unique institutionlying at the heart of British life', the Three Choirs Festival celebrated itsthree-hundred-year anniversary in 2015. Rotating each summer between the Englishcathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester, the Festival...

The Worlds of Harpsichord and Organ.

Slottow, Stephen.
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(2017)  | 9781576472378 | PENDRAGON PRESS | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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After a Foreword by William Christie reflecting on a half-century of musical friendship with David Fuller, essays by an international roster of musicologists present new research about the music, theory, and organology of the harpsichord and the organ. Chronologically, the subjects range from the seventeenth...

Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium

Corbett, John.
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(2017)  | 9780822363668 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, recordcollectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. InVinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deepinside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on hisdecades-long...

Classical Seattle: Maestros, Impresarios, Virtuosi, and Other Music Makers

Bargreen, Melinda.
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(2017)  | 9780295742779 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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The past 50 years have seen a tremendous arts boom in Seattle, which has giventhe city not only internationally recognized classical music institutions butalso great performance halls to showcase their work and that of visitingartists. From Igor Stravinsky’s presence as guest conductor at the World’sFair...

Elmer bernstein's the magnificent seven : a film score guide.

Whitmer, Mariana.
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(2017)  | 9781442281790 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 174pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Released in late 1960, The Magnificent Seven was a Western reimagining of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Despite such stars as Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, and Charles Bronson, the film was not terribly successful when it premiered. However, in the years since, the film has become recognized as...

Real tales of hoffmann : origin.

Kaye, Giroud.
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(2017)  | 9781442260849 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 584pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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Of all operas in the standard repertory, none has had a more complicated genesis and textual history than Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann. Based on a highly successful 1851 play inspired by the short stories by the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, the work occupied the last decade of Offenbach's...

The beatles, sgt. pepper, and the summer of love.

Cox, Kathryn B. Womack, Kenneth.
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(2017)  | 9781498534734 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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For the Beatles, 1967 marks a signal crossroads that would both transform the group's career and place them on a trajectory towards their eventual disbandment. It was a year in which they exploded prevailing rock music demographics through the global onslaught and international success of Sgt. Pepper's...

Exploring christian song.

Bloxam, M. Jennifer. Shenton, Andrew.
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(2017)  | 9781498549905 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This essay collection celebrates the richness of Christian musical tradition across its two thousand year history and across the globe. Opening with a consideration of the fourth-century lamp-lighting hymn Phos hilaron and closing with reflections on contemporary efforts of Ghanaian composers to create...

Essays on benjamin britten from a centenary symposium.

Ankrum, Patrick Quinn. Forrest, David. Jocoy, Stacey. Yates, Emily.
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(2017)  | 9781443886130 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 340pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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"Coming to terms with Britten's music is no easy task. The complex, often contradictory language associated with Britten's style likely stems from his double interest in progressive composition and immediate connection with a broad, popular audience an apparent paradox in the splintered musical culture...

Musical Debate and Political Culture in France, 1700-1830

Arnold, R. J.
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(2017)  | 9781783272013 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, French cultural life seethedwith debates about the proper nature and form of musical expression,particularly in opera. Expressed in a flood of pamphlets, articles, letters andpoems as well as in the actual disruption of performances, these so-calledquerelles...

The Rameau Compendium

Sadler, Graham.
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(2017)  | 9781783271924 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 281pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2017
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This book is the most authoritative and up-to-date source of quick reference onthe Baroque composer and theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), coveringevery significant area of his life and creative activity. In particular, thedictionary and work-list provide the reader with easy access to a wealth...

Psychedelic Popular Music: A History through Musical Topic Theory

Echard, William.
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(2017)  | 9780253025661 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 306pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Recognized for its distinctive musical features and its connection to periods ofsocial innovation and ferment, the genre of psychedelia has exerted long-terminfluence in many areas of cultural production, including music, visual art,graphic design, film, and literature. William Echard explores the historicaldevelopment...

Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium

Corbett, John.
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(2017)  | 9780822363507 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
AUD 188.95 (inc. GST), AUD 171.77 (ex. GST),
From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, recordcollectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. InVinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deepinside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on hisdecades-long...

Building bridges with music : stories from a composer's life.

Adler, Samuel.
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(2017)  | 9781576473030 | PENDRAGON PRESS | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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After over sixty years of teaching and finally retiring for the third time in May of 2016, I felt the urge to write down the many stories I have experienced during my long life. This book covers occurrences from my early childhood in Nazi Germany, emigrating to the United States at age ten, my education...

Jean sibelius's legacy : research on his 150th anniversary.

Grimley, Daniel. Howell, Tim. Krohn, Anna. Murtomaki, Veijo. Virtanen, Timo.
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(2017)  | 9781443898607 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"In 2015, at the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius' birth, research about his music and personality is more active than ever. Recent discoveries about the musical, literary, artistic, political, and social life around him have decisively widened the scope of scholarly discussion.As part of the anniversary...

Earl scruggs : carolina banjo icb.

Russell, Castelnero.
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(2017)  | 9781442268654 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 18/4/2017
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In 1945 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, a skinny 21 year-old from North Carolina stepped onto the stage and lit a firestorm by picking the five-string banjo like no one had ever heard before. His rapid three-finger technique and clarity of notes sent the audience...

Jason molina riding with the gcb.

Osmon, Erin.
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(2017)  | 9781442268678 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 22/6/2017
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Erin Osmon presents a detailed and very human account of the Rust Belt-born musician Jason Molina--a visionary, prolific and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his devoted fans. The songwriting giant behind the bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co....

Psychedelic Popular Music: A History through Musical Topic Theory

Echard, William.
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(2017)  | 9780253026453 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 306pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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Recognized for its distinctive musical features and its connection to periods ofsocial innovation and ferment, the genre of psychedelia has exerted long-terminfluence in many areas of cultural production, including music, visual art,graphic design, film, and literature. William Echard explores the historicaldevelopment...

A Perfectly Good Guitar: Musicians on Their Favorite Instruments

Holley, Chuck.
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(2017)  | 9781477312575 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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Ask guitar players about their instruments, and you're likely to get astory—where the guitar came from, or what makes it unique, or why the playerwill never part with it. Most guitarists have strong feelings about theirprimary tool, and some are downright passionate about their axes. Chuck Holleyis...

The Rite of Spring at 100

Reef, John. Carr, Maureen. Horlacher, Gretchen. Neff, Severine. Walsh, Stephen. , Carr, Maureen. Horlacher, Gretchen. Neff, Severine.
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(2017)  | 9780253024206 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 552pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, itsavant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. Today it isconsidered one of the most influential musical works of the twentieth century.In...

The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste: Reflections on New Music

Varga, Bálint András. Varga, Bálint András.
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(2017)  | 9781580465939 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2017
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Bálint András Varga is perhaps the world's most respected interviewerof living composers. For The Courage of Composers and the Tyranny of Taste:Reflections on New Music, Varga has confronted thirty-three composers withquotations carefully chosen to elicit their thoughts about an issue that...

Historical sources of ethnomusicology in contemporary debate.

IngridAkesson. Lechleitner, Gerda. Sardo, Susana. Ziegler, Susanne.
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(2017)  | 9781443873260 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"This anthology concerns traditional music and archives, and discusses their relationship as seen from historical and epistemological perspectives. Music recordings on wax cylinders, 78 records or magnetic tape, made in the first half of the 20th century, are regarded today as valuable sources for understanding...

Benjamin Britten Studies: Essays on An Inexplicit Art

Stroeher, Vicki P. , Stroeher, Vicki P. Vickers, Justin.
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(2017)  | 9781783271955 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 560pp | Availability last checked: 19/5/2017
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Benjamin Britten Studies brings together established authorities and new voicesto offer a fresh perspective on previous scholarship models and are-contextualization of previously held beliefs about Britten. Using the mostrecent and innovative historical, musicological, sociological, psychological,and...

A history of rock music : the rock-and-roll era.

Gass, Glenn.
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(2017)  | 9780253031501 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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A History of Rock Music: The Rock & Roll Era is a celebration of the roots ofrock & roll and its emergence as the soundtrack to teenage rebellion and aliberatingly raucous, joyous and rebellious music for one especially fortunategeneration. The book is a lovingly detailed examination of the pre-Beatles1950’s...

A pleasing and interesting anecdote - an autobiography of giacomo gotifredo ferrari.

Moore, Stephen Thomson.
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(2017)  | 9781576472231 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"The chatty and highly informative memoirs of the musician and composer Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari (1763-1842) have remained inaccessible to the English-reading public since their original appearance in Italian in 1830, although there were two republications in Italy in the 20th century. This is the...

The bible in music.

Letellier, Ignatius Robert.
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(2017)  | 9781443873147 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 515pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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"This book explores the relationship between the Bible and the world of music, an association that is recorded from ancient times in the Old Testament, and one that has continued to characterize the cultural self-expression of Western Civilization ever since. The study surveys the emergence of this...

Real tales of hoffmann : origin.

Kaye, Giroud.
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(2017)  | 9781442260832 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 584pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
AUD 230.95 (inc. GST), AUD 209.95 (ex. GST),
Coming in May 2017
Of all operas in the standard repertory, none has had a more complicated genesis and textual history than Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann. Based on a highly successful 1851 play inspired by the short stories by the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, the work occupied the last decade of Offenbach's...

Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick

Alves, Bill. Campbell, Brett. Morris, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9780253025616 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 602pp | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
AUD 225.95 (inc. GST), AUD 205.41 (ex. GST),
American composer Lou Harrison (1917–2003) is perhaps best known forchallenging the traditional musical establishment along with his contemporariesand close colleagues: composers John Cage, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, andLeonard Bernstein; Living Theater founder, Judith Malina; and choreographer,Merce...

Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick

Alves, Bill. Campbell, Brett. Morris, Mark.
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(2017)  | 9780253026156 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 602pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
AUD 102.95 (inc. GST), AUD 93.59 (ex. GST),
American composer Lou Harrison (1917–2003) is perhaps best known forchallenging the traditional musical establishment along with his contemporariesand close colleagues: composers John Cage, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, andLeonard Bernstein; Living Theater founder, Judith Malina; and choreographer,Merce...

Clarinet secrets : 101 performanpb.

GINGRAS, Michele.
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(2017)  | 9781442276550 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 222pp | Availability last checked: 15/4/2017
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Clarinet Secrets, 2nd edition is a compilation of Distinguished Professor Michele Gingras' acclaimed books that spearheaded Scarecrow Press' "Music Secrets" series: Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets. The 2nd edition is the result of Gingras' 30 years of hands-on experience spent in the clarinet...

Improvisation and Social Aesthetics

Born, Georgina. Lewis, Eric. Straw, Will. , Born, Georgina. Lewis, Eric. Straw, Will.
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(2017)  | 9780822361787 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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Addressing a wide range of improvised art and music forms—from jazz and cinemato dance and literature—this volume's contributors locate improvisation as akey site of mediation between the social and the aesthetic. As a catalyst forsocial experiment and political practice, improvisation aids in the...

Improvisation and Social Aesthetics

Born, Georgina. Lewis, Eric. Straw, Will. , Born, Georgina. Lewis, Eric. Straw, Will.
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(2017)  | 9780822361947 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
AUD 52.95 (inc. GST), AUD 48.14 (ex. GST),
Addressing a wide range of improvised art and music forms—from jazz and cinemato dance and literature—this volume's contributors locate improvisation as akey site of mediation between the social and the aesthetic. As a catalyst forsocial experiment and political practice, improvisation aids in the...

Music and Soviet Power, 1917-1932

Frolova-Walker, Marina. Walker, Jonathan.
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(2017)  | 9781783271931 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 432pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2017
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The October Revolution of 1917 tore the fabric of Russian musical life:institutions collapsed, and leading composers emigrated or fell into silence.But in 1932, at the outset of the 'socialist realist' period, a new Stalinistmusic culture was emerging. Between these two dates lies a turbulent period...

Experiencing film music : a listcb.

Lafave, Kenneth.
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(2017)  | 9781442258419 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 214pp
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Of all the elements that combine to make movies, music sometimes seems the forgotten stepchild. Yet it is an integral part of the cinematic experience. Minimized as mere "background music," film scores enrich visuals with emotional mood and intensity, underscoring directors' intentions, enhancing audiences'...

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Jason molina riding with the gcb.

Osmon, Erin.
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(2017)  | 9781442268678 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 22/6/2017
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (ex. GST),
Erin Osmon presents a detailed and very human account of the Rust Belt-born musician Jason Molina--a visionary, prolific and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his devoted fans. The songwriting giant behind the bands Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co....

Earl scruggs : carolina banjo icb.

Russell, Castelnero.
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(2017)  | 9781442268654 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 18/4/2017
AUD 70.95 (inc. GST), AUD 64.50 (ex. GST),
In 1945 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, a skinny 21 year-old from North Carolina stepped onto the stage and lit a firestorm by picking the five-string banjo like no one had ever heard before. His rapid three-finger technique and clarity of notes sent the audience...

Improvisation and Social Aesthetics

Born, Georgina. Lewis, Eric. Straw, Will. , Born, Georgina. Lewis, Eric. Straw, Will.
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(2017)  | 9780822361947 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
AUD 52.95 (inc. GST), AUD 48.14 (ex. GST),
Addressing a wide range of improvised art and music forms—from jazz and cinemato dance and literature—this volume's contributors locate improvisation as akey site of mediation between the social and the aesthetic. As a catalyst forsocial experiment and political practice, improvisation aids in the...

 

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