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Published: 12 September 2013

384 Pages | 14 halftones, 9 music examples


ISBN: 9780199981014

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Composing Dissent

Avant-garde Music in 1960s Amsterdam

Robert Adlington

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  • The first in-depth study of 1960s Dutch avant-garde music, in any language
  • Uses interviews and archive sources to throw new light on the early development of internationally acclaimed musicians, including Louis Andriessen, Reinbert de Leeuw and the musicians of the Instant Composers Pool
  • Combines selective history of the lively Dutch scene with concentrated focus upon topics germane to the 1960s avant-garde in general - i.e., the 'new', freedom, participation, politics, self-determination, 'music of the people'
  • Critically informed by recent musicology that stresses the social embeddedness of the post-war avant-garde