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The political force of musical beauty, Barry Shank, (electronic book)

Label
The political force of musical beauty
Title
The political force of musical beauty
Statement of responsibility
Barry Shank
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Political Force of Musical Beauty, Barry Shank shows how musical acts and performances generate their own aesthetic and political force, creating, however fleetingly, a shared sense of the world among otherwise diverse listeners. Rather than focusing on the ways in which music enables the circulation of political messages, he argues that communities grounded in the act and experience of listening can give rise to new political ideas and expression. Analyzing a wide range of "beautiful music" within popular and avant-garde genres{u2014}including the Japanese traditions in the music of Takemitsu Toru and Yoko Ono, the drone of the Velvet Underground, and the insistence of hardcore punk and Riot grrrl post-punk{u2014}Shank finds that when it fulfills the promise of combining sonic and lyrical differences into a cohesive whole, musical beauty has the power to reorganize the basis of social relations and produce communities that recognize meaningful difference
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Cataloging source
NDD
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Shank, Barry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3916
LC item number
.S53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Group identity in the performing arts
Label
The political force of musical beauty, Barry Shank, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A prelude -- Listening to the political -- The anthem and the condensation of context -- Turning inward, inside out -- Japanese musicians confront the limits of tradition -- "Heroin"; or, the droning of the commodity -- The conundrum of authenticity and the limits of rock -- 1969; or, the performance of political melancholy -- Coda listening through the aural imaginary
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 330 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822376750
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The political force of musical beauty, Barry Shank, (electronic book)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A prelude -- Listening to the political -- The anthem and the condensation of context -- Turning inward, inside out -- Japanese musicians confront the limits of tradition -- "Heroin"; or, the droning of the commodity -- The conundrum of authenticity and the limits of rock -- 1969; or, the performance of political melancholy -- Coda listening through the aural imaginary
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 330 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822376750
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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