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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...

Can

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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 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...

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...

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...

Berlin

Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 3,400,000 (2003) Berlin, the capital of Germany, is located in the eastern part of the country and situated on the banks of the river Spree. Although its history dates back to the twelfth century...

Outside Mute? Ut, No Wave and Blast First

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Introduction: Margins This chapter focuses on the all-female no wave band Ut – founded in New York in 1978 by Jacqui Ham, Nina Canal and Sally Young and relocated to London in 1980 – and the similarly uncompromising British independent...
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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...

Punk in Italy

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...If 1977 was a key year for the punk phenomenon in both the USA and – especially – the UK, the importance of the year in an Italian social and historical context is doubly meaningful and rife with other associations. The year 1977...
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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...