Experimentalism Otherwise

Experimentalism Otherwise

In Experimental Otherwise, Benjamin Piekut takes the reader into the heart of what we mean by "experimental" in avant-garde music.

Author: Benjamin Piekut

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520948426

Category: Music

Page: 296

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In Experimental Otherwise, Benjamin Piekut takes the reader into the heart of what we mean by "experimental" in avant-garde music. Focusing on one place and time—New York City, 1964—Piekut examines five disparate events: the New York Philharmonic’s disastrous performance of John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis; Henry Flynt’s demonstrations against the downtown avant-garde; Charlotte Moorman’s Avant Garde Festival; the founding of the Jazz Composers Guild; and the emergence of Iggy Pop. Drawing together a colorful array of personalities, Piekut argues that each of these examples points to a failure and marks a limit or boundary of canonical experimentalism. What emerges from these marginal moments is an accurate picture of the avant-garde, not as a style or genre, but as a network defined by disagreements, struggles, and exclusions.
Categories: Music

Experimentalism Otherwise

Experimentalism Otherwise

This is late-twentieth-century music history as it ought to be written!” —Robert Fink, author of Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice “Experimentalism is never only that, is the meta-argument of ...

Author: Benjamin Piekut

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520268504

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 298

In Experimental Otherwise, Benjamin Piekut takes the reader into the heart of what we mean by “experimental” in avant-garde music. Focusing on one place and time—New York City, 1964—Piekut examines five disparate events: the New York Philharmonic’s disastrous performance of John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis; Henry Flynt’s demonstrations against the downtown avant-garde; Charlotte Moorman’s Avant Garde Festival; the founding of the Jazz Composers Guild; and the emergence of Iggy Pop. Drawing together a colorful array of personalities, Piekut argues that each of these examples points to a failure and marks a limit or boundary of canonical experimentalism. What emerges from these marginal moments is an accurate picture of the avant-garde, not as a style or genre, but as a network defined by disagreements, struggles, and exclusions.
Categories: Music

Experimentalisms in Practice

Experimentalisms in Practice

3 Experimental Engagement In Experimentalism Otherwise, Benjamin Piekut
describes experimentalism as “a grouping, not a group.” He cautions that in
understanding experimentalist movements we should seek not to determine how
 ...

Author: Ana R. Alonso-Minutti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190842741

Category: Music

Page: 343

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Taking a broad approach to a wide variety of [email protected] and Latin American music traditions, Experimentalisms in Practice challenges traditional notions of what has been considered experimental, and provides new points of entry to reevaluate modern and avant-garde music studies.
Categories: Music

Spirits Rejoice

Spirits Rejoice

Ray Pratt, Rhythm and Resistance: The Political Uses of American Popular Music
(Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990), 23. Benjamin Piekut,
Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York AvantGarde and Its Limits (Berkeley:
 ...

Author: Jason C. Bivins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190230937

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 793

In Spirits Rejoice! Jason Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped. Much writing about jazz tends toward glorified discographies or impressionistic descriptions of the actual sounds. Rather than providing a history, or series of biographical entries, Spirits Rejoice! takes to heart a central characteristic of jazz itself and improvises, generating a collection of themes, pursuits, reoccurring foci, and interpretations. Bivins riffs on interviews, liner notes, journals, audience reception, and critical commentary, producing a work that argues for the centrality of religious experiences to any legitimate understanding of jazz, while also suggesting that jazz opens up new interpretations of American religious history. Bivins examines themes such as musical creativity as related to specific religious traditions, jazz as a form of ritual and healing, and jazz cosmologies and metaphysics. Spirits Rejoice! connects Religious Studies to Jazz Studies through thematic portraits, and a vast number of interviews to propose a new, improvisationally fluid archive for thinking about religion, race, and sound in the United States. Bivins's conclusions explore how the sound of spirits rejoicing challenges not only prevailing understandings of race and music, but also the way we think about religion. Spirits Rejoice! is an essential volume for any student of jazz, American religion, or American culture.
Categories: Music

Democratic Experimentalism

Democratic Experimentalism

Experimentalism. Brian E. Butler I investigate law and legal thought in
relationship to Dewey's demand that within a truly democratic society the ends as
well as the means of a democratic society must be democratic. I outline a
conception of ...

Author: Brian E. Butler

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209267

Category: Philosophy

Page: 321

View: 130

This volume focuses on democratic experimentalism, gathering a collection of original and previously unpublished essays focusing upon its major outlines, as well as specific aspects ¿ both promising and troublesome - of this theoretical approach. Together these essays offer conceptions of democracy and democratic governance that emphasize and highlight experimentalist aspects of pragmatic thought, particularly Deweyan pragmatism, and its relationship to instantiation in concrete social and political institutions. Issues of democratic governance, political organization and the relationship of law to democracy are analyzed.
Categories: Philosophy

Polish Hybrid and Otherwise

Polish  Hybrid  and Otherwise

Marlow in Conrad, Victory POLISH, HYBRID, OR OTHERWISE: LANGUAGE AND
THE POETICS OF DIFFERENCE We ... narratives will be framed here by the
epistemological concerns and formal experimentalism of early modernist fiction,
the ...

Author: George Z. Gasyna

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441130167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 519

Polish, Hybrid, and Otherwise examines the triple compact made by displaced authors with language, their host country, and the homeland left behind. It considers the entwined phenomena of expatriation and homelessness, and the artistic responses to these conditions, including reconstructions of identity and the creation of idealized new homelands. Conrad and Gombrowicz, writers who lived with the condition of exile, were in the vanguard of what today has become a thriving intellectual community of transnationals whose calling card is precisely their hybridity and fluency in multiple cultural traditions. Conrad and Gombrowicz's Polish childhoods emerge as cultural touchstones against which they formulated their writing philosophies. Gasyna claims that in both cases negotiating exile involved processes of working through a traumatic past through the construction of narrative personae that served as strategic doubles. Both authors engaged in extensive manipulation of their public image. Above all, Conrad and Gombrowicz's narratives are united by a desire for a linguistic refuge, a proposed home-in-language, and a set of techniques deployed in the representation of their predicament as subjects caught in-between.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Journal of the Canadian Association for Health Physical Education and Recreation

Journal of the Canadian Association for Health  Physical Education and Recreation

I would expect to “ have a good batting average " insofar as my decisions are
concerned , or else I might be replaced . c . ... Otherwise ( Existentialism ) –
probably to the left d . ... Progressivism ( Experimentalism and Reconstructionism
) b .

Author: Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117671754

Category: Physical education and training

Page:

View: 740

Categories: Physical education and training

CAHPER Journal

CAHPER Journal

I would expect to "have a good batting average" insofar as my decisions are
concerned, or else I might be replaced, c. ... Otherwise (Existentialism) —
probably to the left d. ... Progressivism (Experimentalism and Reconstructionism)
b.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000063828870

Category: Physical education and training

Page:

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Categories: Physical education and training

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies

The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art ...

Author: George E. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199707935

Category: Music

Page:

View: 617

Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround and sustain us. The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art, among others.
Categories: Music

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies Volume 2

The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies  Volume 2

The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art ...

Author: George E. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190627973

Category: Music

Page: 592

View: 677

Improvisation informs a vast array of human activity, from creative practices in art, dance, music, and literature to everyday conversation and the relationships to natural and built environments that surround and sustain us. The two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies gather scholarship on improvisation from an immense range of perspectives, with contributions from more than sixty scholars working in architecture, anthropology, art history, computer science, cognitive science, cultural studies, dance, economics, education, ethnomusicology, film, gender studies, history, linguistics, literary theory, musicology, neuroscience, new media, organizational science, performance studies, philosophy, popular music studies, psychology, science and technology studies, sociology, and sound art, among others.
Categories: Music

Henry Cow

Henry Cow

In Henry Cow: The World Is a Problem Benjamin Piekut tells the band’s story—from its founding in Cambridge in 1968 and later affiliation with Virgin Records to its demise ten years later—and analyzes its varied efforts to link ...

Author: Benjamin Piekut

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478005513

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 482

In its open improvisations, lapidary lyrics, errant melodies, and relentless pursuit of spontaneity, the British experimental band Henry Cow pushed rock music to its limits. Its rotating personnel, sprung from rock, free jazz, and orchestral worlds, synthesized a distinct sound that troubled genre lines, and with this musical diversity came a mixed politics, including Maoism, communism, feminism, and Italian Marxism. In Henry Cow: The World Is a Problem Benjamin Piekut tells the band’s story—from its founding in Cambridge in 1968 and later affiliation with Virgin Records to its demise ten years later—and analyzes its varied efforts to link aesthetics with politics. Drawing on ninety interviews with Henry Cow musicians and crew, letters, notebooks, scores, journals, and meeting notes, Piekut traces the group’s pursuit of a political and musical collectivism, offering up its history as but one example of the vernacular avant-garde that emerged in the decades after World War II. Henry Cow’s story resonates far beyond its inimitable music; it speaks to the avant-garde’s unpredictable potential to transform the world.
Categories: Music

The Relationship of Experimentalism to Classroom Practices

The Relationship of Experimentalism to Classroom Practices

However , in a sharp reversal of form , they contradicted a 2 experimentalism in a
negative intercorrelation on a change and ... to be over their heads , " was rather
consistently rejected by teachers otherwise in agreement with experimentalism .

Author: Bob Burton Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89011055662

Category: Education

Page: 566

View: 845

Categories: Education

From Verismo to Experimentalism

From Verismo to Experimentalism

is Rome , a city which is familiar to the foreigner and which can thus serve as a
point of orientation in an otherwise labyrinthine and surreal representation of a
particular social reality . As I have already said , Quer pasticciaccio is a murder ...

Author: Sergio Pacifici

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002195546

Category: Italian fiction

Page: 280

View: 988

Categories: Italian fiction

Some Implications of Experimentalism for Teaching Public Speaking

Some Implications of Experimentalism for Teaching Public Speaking

If the experience is to have value for the learning process , it must consist of a
problem that is real and it must be a real problem to the student . Otherwise it is
artificially set and fails to arouse the student's interest . It has no intimate
connection ...

Author: Hugo John David

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030709020

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 634

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Categories: Electronic dissertations

Education and the Philosophy of Experimentalism

Education and the Philosophy of Experimentalism

ing than he otherwise would . But the emphasis is given to these traits of
existence because he believes they need to be stressed . It is not that instability is
preferred to permanence , nor uncertainty to certainty ; these are stubborn factors
he ...

Author: John Lawrence Childs

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89055143085

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 714

Categories: Education

Morality Leadership and Public Policy

Morality  Leadership  and Public Policy

In this sense, then, experimentalism in science involves reference to the future, to
the fact that our ideas only have meaning ... Otherwise, we are stuck in a realm of
moral fantasy, which cannot really have bearing on the world in which we live.

Author: Eric Thomas Weber

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441157461

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 348

In Morality, Leadership, and Public Policy, Eric Weber argues for an experimentalist approach to moral theory in addressing practical problems in public policy. The experimentalist approach begins moral inquiry by examining public problems and then makes use of the tools of philosophy and intelligent inquiry to alleviate them. Part I surveys the uses of practical philosophy and answers criticisms - including religious challenges - of the approach, presenting a number of areas in which philosophers' intellectual efforts can prove valuable for resolving public conflicts. Part II presents a new approach to experimentalism in moral theory, based on the insights of John Dewey's pragmatism. Focusing on the elements of good public inquiry and the experimentalist attitude, Weber discusses ways of thinking about the effective construction and reconstruction of particular problems, including practical problems of public policy prioritization. Finally, in Part III the book examines real-world examples in which the experimentalist approach to ethics proves useful, including instances of "bandwidth theft" and the controversies surrounding activist judges in the US Supreme Court.
Categories: Philosophy

Experimentalism and Institutional Change

Experimentalism and Institutional Change

Consequently , the Experimentalist studying an institution should be aware of
previous experiments involving similar ... Furthermore , this fresh conceptual
understanding must precede any course of proposed action , otherwise no action
takes ...

Author: John A. Ziegler

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015033078562

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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Categories: Social Science

The Educational Philosophy of Experimentalism and the College Literature Curriculum in General Education

The Educational Philosophy of Experimentalism and the College Literature Curriculum in General Education

They supply , that is , organs of vision , moreover , in their fullness they represent
the concentration and consuniation of elements of good which are otherwise
scattered and incomplete . They select and focus the elements of enjoyable worth
 ...

Author: Sidney Louis Ancker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042755707

Category: English literature

Page: 516

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Categories: English literature

Judson Dance Theater the Work Is Never Done

Judson Dance Theater  the Work Is Never Done

Judson Dance Theater : The Work Is Never Done includes newly commissioned says that highlight the history of Judson Dance Theater and its legacy in our own time.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1633450635

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 570

An exploration of Judson Dance Theater's radical influence on postwar American art history and its lasting impact on contemporary artistic discourse. Taking its name from the Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York's Greenwich Village, Judson Dance Theater was organized as a series of open workshops from which its participants developed performances. Redefining the kinds of movement that could count as dance, the Judson participants - Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Bill Dixon, Judith Dunn, David Gordon, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Fred Herko, Robert Morris, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann and Elaine Summers, among others - would go on to profoundly shape all fields of art in the second half of the 20th century. Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done highlights the ongoing significance of the history of Judson Dance Theater. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, it charts the development of Judson, beginning with the workshops and classes led by Anna Halprin, Robert Ellis Dunn and James Waring, and exploring the influence of other figures working downtown such as Simone Forti and Andy Warhol, as well as venues for collective action like Judson Gallery and the Living Theatre. Lushly illustrated with film stills, photographic documentation, reproductions of sculptural objects, scores, music, poetry, architectural drawings and archival material, the publication celebrates the group's multidisciplinary and collaborative ethos as well as the range of its participants.
Categories: Performing Arts