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Title Soundworks : race, sound, and poetry in production / Anthony Reed.
Author Reed, Anthony, 1978- author.
Publication Durham : Duke University Press, 2021.
Description pages cm
Series Refiguring american music
Refiguring American music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Music and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American poetry -- United States -- African American authors -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Music -- History -- 20th century.
Jazz -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Related To Online version:
Reed, Anthony, 1978- Soundworks Durham : Duke University Press, 2021. 9781478012795 (DLC) 2020027633
ISBN 9781478011279
1478011270

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