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Improvisation and Social Aesthetics

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Description for Improvisation and Social Aesthetics Paperback. 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. Editor(s): Born, Georgina; Lewis, Eric; Straw, Will. Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice. Num Pages: 360 pages, 12 illustrations. BIC Classification: AN; AVC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887. .
Addressing a wide range of improvised art and music forms—from jazz and cinema to dance and literature—this volume's contributors locate improvisation as a key site of mediation between the social and the aesthetic. As a catalyst for social experiment and political practice, improvisation aids in the creation, contestation, and codification of social realities and identities. Among other topics, the contributors discuss the social aesthetics of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, the Feminist Improvising Group, and contemporary Malian music, as well as the virtual sociality of interactive computer music, the significance of "uncreative" improvisation, responses to French New ... Read more

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Duke University Press United States
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Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
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North Carolina, United States
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About Georgina Born
Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford and the editor of Music, Sound, and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience. Eric Lewis is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University and the author of The Video Art of Sylvia Safdie. Will Straw is Professor of Art History and Communication ... Read more

Reviews for Improvisation and Social Aesthetics
"An indispensable collection that cracks open a site for more rich and interdisciplinary work."
Dan DiPiero
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"[Readers] will be more than rewarded by the insight it offers into the social aesthetics of improvisation, issues you will no longer be able to ignore as you listen to your next improv recording or attend your next improv ... Read more

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