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Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India

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ISBN: 9781783741045 Year: Pages: 566 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0062 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 263643
Subject: Social Sciences
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"Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance, and the musical traditions these performances have entailed. The contributions from some of the best scholars in the field cover a wide range of literary genres and social and cultural contexts across the region. The texts and practices are contextualized in relation to the broader social and political background in which they emerged, showing how religious affiliations, caste dynamics and political concerns played a role in shaping social identities as well as aesthetic sensibilities. By doing so this book sheds light into theoretical issues of more general significance, such as textual versus oral norms; the features of oral performance and improvisation; the role of the text in performance; the aesthetics and social dimension of performance; the significance of space in performance history and important considerations on repertoires of story-telling.
Tellings and Texts is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian culture and, more generally, in the theory and practice of oral literature, performance and story-telling."

Tanzpraxis in der Forschung – Tanz als Forschungspraxis

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Book Series: Tanzforschung ISBN: 9783839436028 9783839436028 9783837636024 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.14361/9783839436028 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Arts in general
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Dance practice is gaining just as much in importance in research as it is becoming a kind of research in itself. Choreography, improvisation and exploration are expanding conventional discursive methods of knowledge generation and transfer to incorporate aesthetic dimensions of movement, corporeality, sensuality and emotion. This volume, with its interdisciplinary structure, provides an insight into the multi-faceted trend of research approaches that have either developed directly from, or refer back to, dance practice. Using projects as concrete examples, the contributions in this volume present theoretical and methodological foundations and historical connections advances in knowledge.

Untersuchungen zur Improvisation und Tradierung der Sevdalinka an Hand der sprachlichen Figuren

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876900599 Year: Pages: 275 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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Während die epischen Lieder bereits seit längerer Zeit Gegenstand intensiver wissenschaftlicher Forschung sind, fanden die lyrischen Lieder in letzter Zeit in stärkerem Maße Beachtung. Eine besondere Form dieser letzteren Volkslied-Liebeslyrik stellt die Sevdalinka dar, deren Hauptmotive Liebessehnsucht, -trennung und -enttäuschung, seltener Liebeserfüllung sind.

Improvisation und Organisation

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837626117 9783839426111 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839426111 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103557
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Um in komplexen und dynamischen Umwelten agieren und diese aktiv gestalten zu können, sind formalisierte Arbeitsabläufe und geronnene Strukturen oft nicht hilfreich. Wir benötigen ein performatives, fließendes Verständnis von Organisation und die Beherrschung agiler Prozesse: Das oft versteckte Erfahrungswissen (tacit knowing) wird zur Grundlage der heute benötigten »Kunst« der Improvisation. Die Beiträge zeigen: Implizites und intuitives, vorausschauendes Wissen und experimentierend-spielerisches Handeln sind die Grundlage für Innovation und agiles Lernen in Organisationen und sozialen Systemen. In der Analyse von »organizational patterns« und »musikalischem Denken« entsteht ein neues Verständnis flexibler und dynamischer Organisationen.

Die Wiener Free-Jazz-Avantgarde: Revolution im Hinterzimmer

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ISBN: 9783205772569 Year: Pages: 519 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_474230 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3590
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There are some strange stories heard in Viennese jazz scene. Already in the second half of the 1950s, two art students, who were in touch with painters like Arnulf Rainer, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Ernst Fuchs, experimented with free improvisation – years before this music had a name even in the country of its origin, in the USA. Already in 1961, they did their first official concert – which might be not only the first Austrian free jazz concert, but one of the first performances of this music in whole Europe. While running an own gallery between 1959 and 1965 and hosting the whole Viennese art scene, they continued to develop their music. It wasn’t until 1966 that they had their first Viennese concert as “Masters of Unorthodox Jazz” (MoUJ), and, finally, the year 1969 brought a (modest) breaktrough with a scandalized appearance at the Austrian jazz festival at Vienna Konzerthaus and the release of their first record “Overground” – with cover art by Arnulf Rainer. The art scene remained the main audience until the end of the MoUJ in 1975: There were concerts at the Viennese “Museum of 20th century”, there was a second record with a provocative cover by Franz Ringel. Composers like Kurt Schwertsik and Otto M. Zykan showed interest in this unique free improvised music, Austria’s most famous photographer Franz Hubmann took photos, avantgarde filmmaker Kurt Kren used parts of his MoUJ concert-films for his experimental works.Another group, the “Reform Art Unit” (RAU) led by multi-instrumentalist Fritz Novotny until today, took over the torch. They came out of another non-music scene: the so-called “Freundeskreis” (circle of friends) around writer Rolf Schwendter. Partly in touch with the MoUJ, the RAU developed a completely different style of free improvisation, on the one hand inspired by contemporary Austrian composers (Giselher Smekal, Günther Rabl, Mia Zabelka), on the other hand by oriental music: The debut “Darjeeling” (1970) was recorded with Indian sitar player Ram Chandra Mistry. In later years they became aware of their personal connections to twelve-tone composer Josef Matthias Hauer, filling the term of “Viennese school of improvised music” with sonic contents.This work tries to point out the historic chronology of these two groundbreaking but internationally little known groups a) within the context of Austrian jazz history and b) within the context of European free jazz, which is called the movement of double liberation, due to the fact that many improvisers of the Old World for the first time stopped imitating American musicians and became aware of their own cultural roots. So this book reveals an unusual perspective on Austrian cultural history after 1945.

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