For three decades, Anthony Braxton has been alternately celebrated, dismissed, and attacked for his musical innovations. His ambitious efforts to reconcile and personalize the historically divergent and often conflicting worldviews and principles of African-American (jazz), American Experimental (post-Ives), and Western European (post-serial) traditions have attracted both loyal supporters and passionate critics. Mike Heffley has followed Braxton's widely varied music from its beginning, and in 1988 began a professional musical relationship with him. His biography of Braxton's music is just that―a look at the music as if it were a living entity, with a traceable ancestry, a describable place in the world, and a history full of drama, intrigue, and passion.
The music scholar will find here all the information necessary to understand the contents, contexts, and concepts of Braxton's music, and to further that understanding. The general reader will find the human and trans-human qualities that make the music so compelling to its makers and lovers.
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This is the first comprehensive musical study of this major and controversial artist's work. Written by one of Braxton's current musical collaborators, it combines insight with scholarship to convey both the musical and human qualities that make the music so compelling to its makers and lovers.About the Author:
MIKE HEFFLEY is a trombonist/composer, journalist, arts administrator, and ethnomusicologist./e The author of numerous works on jazz and new music, Heffley is Executive Director of Braxton's Tri-Centric Foundation.
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Descrizione libro Greenwood Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria mon0000064400
Descrizione libro Praeger, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0313299560