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Power Stronger Than Itself The AACM and American Experimental Music

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ISBN-10: 0226476960

ISBN-13: 9780226476964

Edition: 2009

Authors: George E. Lewis

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 728
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Preface: The AACM and American Experimentalism
Introduction: An AACM Book: Origins, Antecedents, Objectives, Methods
Chapter Summaries
Foundations And Prehistory
Coming North: From Great Migration to Great Depression
Early Musical Experiences
Improvisation and Autodidacticism in 1950s Chicago
The End of an Era
New Music, New York
Culutures of Spontaneity: Integrationism and the Two Avant-Gardes
Beyond a Bebop Boundary: The Challenge of New Music
Critical Responses: Anger, Noise, Faillure
A Far Cry from New York: Segregation and Chicago Music
The Development of the Experimental Band
Alternative Pedagogies of Experimental Music
Eyes on the Sparrow: The First New Chicagoans
Founding The Collective
Urban Decline and the Turn to Communitarianism
Born on the Kitchen Table: Conceiving the Association
Naming Ceremony: Black Power and Black Institutions
First Fruits
The First Year: Concerts, Critics, and Issues
New Arrivals and the University of Chicago
Travel, Recording, and Intermedia
Memories of the Sun: The AACM and Sun Ra
The AACM Takes Off
The Black Arts Movement in Chicago
New Arrivals and New Ideas
The AACM School
Performing and Self-Determination
Cultural Nationalism in Postmodern Transition
Americans in Paris
Conciving the World Audience
Le Nouveau Paris Noir: Collectivity, Competition, and Excitement
The Politics of Culture: Black Power and May 1968
Die Emanzipation: The Rise of European Free Improvisation
The AACM'S Next Wave
More from the Midwest: The Black Artists Group
New Elbows on the Table: The AACM's Second Wave
Ten Years After: The Association Comes of AGe
The AACM in New York
Migration and Invasion
Europe and the Lofts
Beyond a Binary: The AACM and the Crisis in Criticism
Diversity and Its Discontents: New American Music after the Jazz Age
The New Regime in Chicago
Generational Shifts in the Collective
The Two Cultures and a New Chapter
Form and Funding: Philanthropy and Black Music in the 1970s Strains, Swirls, and Splits
Strains, Swirls, and Splits
Into the Third Decade
The 1980s: Canons and Heterophony
Great Black Music: The Local and the Global
Leading the Third Wave: The New Women of the AACM
Transition and Reflections
New York in Transition
Chicago in Reflection
J'ai deux amours
The Way of the Arranger
The Individual
The Book
Expansion and Sacrifice
Boxing with Tradition
Contemplating the Post-jazz Continuum
List of Interviews Conducted by the Author
Selected AACM Recordings