Soundworks : race, sound, and poetry in production /

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Durham : Duke University Press,, United States, p.1 online resource. (2021)

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20th century, 20th century., African American authors, African Americans, American poetry, History, History and criticism., Jazz, Music, Music and literature, United States


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: Black: Sonic: Textuality -- One: Voice Prints: Toward a Black Media Concept -- Two: Communities in Transition: A Poetics of Black Communism -- Three: Tomorrow Is the Question! Amiri Baraka's Poetics for a Post-Revolutionary -- Age -- Four: Body/Language: The Semiotics and Poetics of Improvisation and Black -- Embodiment -- Coda: No Simple Explanations"Soundworks takes the many recorded collaborations between African American poets and musicians associated with the long Black Arts era (late-1950s through mid-1970s) as the occasion to reframe the object of black sound studies as the product of material, technical, sensual, and ideological forces. Through new interpretations of Langston Hughes, Charles Mingus, Amiri Baraka, and the disparate experimental modes of "free jazz" practiced by Archie Shepp, Matana Roberts, Cecil Taylor, Jeanne Lee, and Jayne Cortez, Soundworks recovers the visionary world-making impulses encoded in the poetics of experimental practice and the alternative forms of communal and individual being to which those practices correspond"--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.Electronic reproduction.Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.In English.digitized