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100 1  Currie, A. Scott 
245 10 Sound visions: An ethnographic study of avant-garde jazz 
       in New York City 
300    427 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-
       12, Section: A, page:  
500    Adviser: Gage Averill 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--New York University, 2009 
520    In this study I examine, from an ethnomusicological 
       perspective, a tradition of avant-garde jazz improvisation,
       cultivated by a collective association of musicians 
       residing and performing primarily on New York's Lower East
       Side. Based on ethnographic participant-observation, along
       with historical inquiry and musicological analysis, I 
       investigate the manner in which the aesthetic practices 
       predominating in this group express the shared musical 
       paradigms, aesthetic commitments, and meta-musical ideals 
       around which this urban community has coalesced. My 
       specific concern is to illustrate how particular modes of 
       musical interaction reflect, inspire, and foster certain 
       models of social organization, whose realization, in turn,
       creates distinctive types of community structures for the 
       support, transmission, and dissemination of these socio-
       musical ideals and practices. More generally, I explore 
       the central significance of musical performances in 
       creating, maintaining, and renewing the bonds of 
       subcultural communities through patterned symbolic 
       interaction. Fundamentally an inquiry into the processes 
       by which music becomes meaningful to artists and audiences,
       this study documents the shifting connotations of an 
       improvisational aesthetic in circulation across social, 
       cultural, and political boundaries 
590    School code: 0146 
650  4 Anthropology, Cultural 
650  4 Music 
690    0326 
690    0413 
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