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...Anyone at the first Can show, which took place in Cologne, would have witnessed the birth of a new age of avant-garde rock music. Having studied avant-garde classical music, Irmin Schmidt went to New York City in 1966, where he studied...
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...The composer, musician, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis became one of the foremost promoters of New Orleans jazz history in the late twentieth century. Born in New Orleans in 1961, Marsalis began performing at the age of six with Danny...
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...The Velvet Underground was a New York-based band, formed in 1964, who were pioneers of experimental rock between the periods of pacifism during the 1960s and chaos that fell out of the 1970s punk movement. Though the band has involved...
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...The jazz output of John Coltrane saw his innovative approach to post-bop forms evolve to express his own take on spirituality. Born in North Carolina in 1926, a series of family deaths in 1938 led him to relocate, with his mother...
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...When Ornette Coleman codified one stream of avant-garde jazz into the free-jazz movement, he let loose a new form of expression within the idiom. Born in Texas in 1930, Coleman performed in his high school band until improvisation led...

Brian Eno

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...One of the most prolific creative minds of the late twentieth century, Brian Eno and his music introduced many to the artistry of abstract music and visual art. Born in 1948 in Suffolk, England, Eno studied art and experimental music. He...

Richard Meale I

Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where from 2012 to 2015 he was an ARC Research Fellow. He is the author of The Music of David Lumsdaine (2012) and Roger Smalley on Music (2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Australian Music and Modernism, 1960–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...This chapter explores some of the music that established Meale’s reputation when he was living in Sydney. It begins with Homage to Garcia Lorca (1964) and Las Alboradas (1966), and then considers music composed later in the 1960s: Clouds...

Ultra

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ultra (short for Ultramodernists) was a post-punk avant-garde experimental genre born in the Netherlands that attracted national and international attention between 1979 and 1983. Its prime movers were art students from the Rietveld Academy...

The Mash-Up of Aesthetics, Theory and Politics in Laibach’s Meta-Sound

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Prelude The time is 1983; the place is Ljubljana. Laibach are being interviewed by local television presenter Jure Pengov for the Slovenian/Yugoslav cultural and political television show Tednik. What seems like an example of regular...

Punk in Russia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Russian punk can be described as a mix of the Russian tradition of skomoroshestvo – an eccentric, self-abasing style of theatrical performance – the poetic tradition of the Futurists (such as Khlebnikov and the Oberiu group), the Soviet...