Introduction: Why 'new music theatre' now?

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Abstract

An advisory committee comprising Gianmario Borio, Giordano Ferrari, Dorte Schmidt, Daniela Tortora and the editor of this volume assembled a list of speakers from across Europe, to address several crucial themes for the topic of experimentation in European music theatre between 1955 and 1975. European new music theatre of the period 1955–1975 connected to larger continuities and conventions in human musicking. For many composers of new music theatre in the 1950s and 1960s, the domain of everyday interpersonal experience remained problematic as subject matter, the ‘everyday’ tending to serve as a dichotomous pole to progressive art-making. Even closer to Jennifer Walshe’s focus on the physical attributes of musicians are the creative approaches taken by leading stage performers of new music theatre in the 1960s and 1970s, who sought to assert the body on stage as a textual figure in its own right. New music theatre increasingly incorporated visual and light projections, electronics, sound diffusion, and video and sound recordings.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Music Theatre in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationTransformations Between 1955-1975
EditorsRobert Adlington
Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780429451669
ISBN (Print)9781138323018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameMusical Cultures of the Twentieth Century
PublisherRoutledge

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Music Theatre
New music
1960s
Composer
1950s
Continuity
Physical
Performer
1970s
Subject Matter
Art
Onstage
Experimentation
Musicians
European music
Sound
Sound Recording

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Adlington, R. (2019). Introduction: Why 'new music theatre' now? In R. Adlington (Ed.), New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations Between 1955-1975 (1 ed., pp. 1-11). (Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century). Abingdon & New York: Taylor and Francis Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429451669-1
Adlington, Robert. / Introduction : Why 'new music theatre' now?. New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations Between 1955-1975. editor / Robert Adlington. 1. ed. Abingdon & New York : Taylor and Francis Ltd., 2019. pp. 1-11 (Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century).
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New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations Between 1955-1975. ed. / Robert Adlington. 1. ed. Abingdon & New York : Taylor and Francis Ltd., 2019. p. 1-11 (Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century).

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