Introduction: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

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The artistic avant-garde, many of its theorists seem to agree, is a culture of subversion. Yet recent Anglo-American musicology has tended to emphasise avant-garde music's disavowal of issues of social and political concern. This volume assesses the intense engagement of many avant-garde musicians in the tumultuous cultural and political developments of the 1960s, and the complex and often ambivalent status of their efforts when viewed in the wider social context. These musicians' conviction that aesthetic experiment and social progressiveness made natural bedfellows inevitably threw up some sharp dilemmas. Each chapter is briefly summarized.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationSound Commitments
Subtitle of host publicationAvant-Garde Music and the Sixties
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages3-14
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780199868551
ISBN (Print)9780195336641
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Music
Avant Garde
Sixties
Musicians
Subversion
Anglo-American
Aesthetics
Conviction
1960s
Experiment
Disavowal
Social Context
Theorists
Musicology

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Adlington, R. (2009). Introduction: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties. In Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties (pp. 3-14). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0001
Adlington, Robert. / Introduction : Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties. Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties. Oxford University Press, 2009. pp. 3-14
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Adlington R. Introduction: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties. In Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties. Oxford University Press. 2009. p. 3-14 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0001