Improvisation and social aesthetics

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Durham : Duke University Press,, United States, p.1 online resource (345 pages) : (2017)

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Aesthetics, Arts and society., Improvisation (Music), Music, Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-333) and index.After relational aesthetics : improvised music, the social, and (re)theorizing the aesthetic / Georgina Born -- Scripting social interaction : improvisation, performance, and Western "art" music / Nicholas Cook -- From the American civil rights movement to Mali : reflections on social aesthetics and improvisation / Ingrid Monson -- From network bands to ubiquitous computing : Rich Gold and the social aesthetics of interactivity / George E. Lewis -- The social aesthetics of swing in the 1940s : or the distribution of the non-sensible / David Brackett -- What is "great Black music"? The social aesthetics of the AACM in Paris / Eric Lewis -- Kenneth Goldsmith and uncreative improvisation / Darren Wershler -- Strayhorn's queer arrangements / Lisa Barg -- What's love got to do with it? Creating art, creating community, creating a better world / Tracey Nicholls -- Improvisation in New Wave cinema : beneath the myth, the social / Marion Froger, translated by William Straw -- Social aesthetics and transcultural improvisation : Wayde Compton and the performance of Black time / Winfried Siemerling -- Devices of existence : contact improvisation, mobile performances, and dancing through Twitter / Susan Kozel -- The dramaturgy of spontaneity : improvising the social in theater / Zoë Svendsen.Addressing a diverse set of improvised art and music forms-from jazz and cinema to dance and literature-this volume traces how the social, political, and the aesthetic relate within the context of improvisation.Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 12, 2017).