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Title Improvisation and social aesthetics / Georgina Born, Eric Lewis, and William Straw, eds
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Improvisation, community, and social practice
Improvisation, community, and social practice.
Contents After relational aesthetics : improvised music, the social, and (re)theorizing the aesthetic / Georgina Born -- Scripting social interaction : improvisation, performance, and Western "art" music / Nicholas Cook -- From the American civil rights movement to Mali : reflections on social aesthetics and improvisation / Ingrid Monson -- From network bands to ubiquitous computing : Rich Gold and the social aesthetics of interactivity / George E. Lewis -- The social aesthetics of swing in the 1940s : or the distribution of the non-sensible / David Brackett -- What is "great Black music"? The social aesthetics of the AACM in Paris / Eric Lewis -- Kenneth Goldsmith and uncreative improvisation / Darren Wershler -- Strayhorn's queer arrangements / Lisa Barg -- What's love got to do with it? Creating art, creating community, creating a better world / Tracey Nicholls -- Improvisation in New Wave cinema : beneath the myth, the social / Marion Froger, translated by William Straw -- Social aesthetics and transcultural improvisation : Wayde Compton and the performance of Black time / Winfried Siemerling -- Devices of existence : contact improvisation, mobile performances, and dancing through Twitter / Susan Kozel -- The dramaturgy of spontaneity : improvising the social in theater / Zoë Svendsen
Summary Addressing a diverse set of improvised art and music forms-from jazz and cinema to dance and literature-this volume traces how the social, political, and the aesthetic relate within the context of improvisation
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Subject Improvisation (Music) -- Social aspects.
Music -- Social aspects.
Aesthetics -- Social aspects.
Arts and society.
Form Electronic book
Author Born, Georgina, editor
Lewis, Eric, 1961- editor
Straw, Will, 1954- editor
ISBN 9780822374015 (electronic bk.)
0822374013 (electronic bk.)
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