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Microgroove

Microgroove

Forays into Other Music

by John Corbett
Hardback
Publication Date: 09/10/2015
 
Microgroove continues John Corbett's exploration of diverse musics, with essays, interviews, and musician profiles that focus on jazz, improvised music, contemporary classical, rock, folk, blues, post-punk, and cartoon music. Corbett's approach to writing is as polymorphous as the music, ranging from oral history and journalistic portraiture to deeply engaged cultural critique. Corbett advocates for the relevance of "little" music, which despite its smaller audience is of enormous cultural significance. He writes on musicians as varied as Sun Ra, PJ Harvey, Koko Taylor, Steve Lacy, and Helmut Lachenmann. Among other topics, he discusses recording formats; the relationship between music and visual art, dance, and poetry; and, with Terri Kapsalis, the role of female orgasm sounds in contemporary popular music. Above all, Corbett privileges the importance of improvisation; he insists on the need to pay close attention to "other" music and celebrates its ability to open up pathways to new ideas, fresh modes of expression, and unforeseen ways of knowing.
ISBN:
9780822359005
9780822359005
Category:
Art & design styles: Conceptual art
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
09-10-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0.79kg

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