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Author Olsson, Ulf, author

Title Listening for the secret : the Grateful Dead and the politics of improvisation / Ulf Olsson
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 184 pages)
Series Studies in the Grateful Dead ; 1
Studies in the Grateful Dead ; 1
Contents Popular avant-garde? : renegotiating tradition -- Wave that flag : an apolitical band -- Crashes in space : aspects of improvisation -- Coda : listening for the secret
Summary Listening for the Secret is a critical assessment of the Grateful Dead and the distinct culture that grew out of the group's music, politics, and performance. With roots in popular music traditions, improvisation, and the avant-garde, the Grateful Dead provides a unique lens through which we can better understand the meaning and creation of the counterculture community. Marshaling the critical and aesthetic theories of Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault and others, Ulf Olsson places the music group within discourses of the political, specifically the band's capacity to create a unique social environme
Notes "Roth Family Foundation Music in America imprint"--First page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 12, 2017)
Subject Grateful Dead (Musical group)
Improvisation (Music) -- Social aspects.
Rock music -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016052201
ISBN 0520961765 (electronic book)
9780520961760 (electronic book)
(hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)