- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Wesleyan University Press
- Burkhalter, Thomas (ed.), Dickinson, Kay (ed.), Harbert, Benjamin J. (ed.)
- 19 music examples, 2 figs.
- 222 x 152 x 25 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 430 g
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The Arab Avant-Garde
Music, Politics, Modernity
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"This is a must-read book. Packed with high-minded critiques by renowned scholars, it launches a heated debate on the Arab modernism that has been depreciated by the deliberate imposition of Western models and Eurocentric visions. The critiques explore the colonial and postcolonial discourses on originality and experimentation and consider how the Arab avant-garde has behaved over years of struggle for self-determination and cultural identity. The transformation of modern Arab music into a contemporary space for experimentation, visions of cultural modernity, and spatialized practices is examined, and the volume as a whole concludes that Arab modernism has fundamentally defined itself through the expression of tonality beyond the typical Western scales. Moving smoothly between traditionalism and anti-traditionalism--examining such social spaces as musical theater, improvisation, hip-hop, folk music, and electronica--this volume breaks new ground, regarding the avant-garde as a key paradigm of the notion of cultural modernity."--A.S. Jawad, Choice"The Arab Avant-Garde pursues a highly original inquiry into Arab music, politics, and modernism. This volume will serve as a significant point of orientation for a generation of Middle East scholars ready to move beyond the more familiar ethnomusicological positions in the study of music."--Martin Stokes
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THOMAS BURKHALTER is a researcher at Zurich University of Arts, editor-in-chief of norient.com, and author of Local Music Scenes and Globalization: Transnational Platforms in Beirut. KAY DICKINSON is an associate professor at Concordia University and the author of Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together. BENJAMIN J. HARBERT is an assistant professor of music at Georgetown University and the director of the documentary Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians.