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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...

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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...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...
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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...
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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...

Punk in Italy

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

København (Copenhagen)

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

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: city – 487,969 (1998); greater metropolitan area – 1,775,778 (1998)København (Copenhagen) is the capital of Denmark. It is located on the eastern shore of the island of Sjælland (Zealand) next to Öresund and the Swedish city...

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...