Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

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The role of popular music is widely recognized in giving voice to radical political views, the plight of the oppressed, and the desire for social change. Avant-garde music, by contrast, is often thought to prioritize the pursuit of new technical or conceptual territory over issues of human and social concern. Yet throughout the activist 1960s, many avant-garde musicians were convinced that aesthetic experiment and social progressiveness made natural bedfellows. Intensely involved in the era's social and political upheavals, ...

Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195336641

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Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195336658

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