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Way, Way, Way Underground Music

Page history last edited by cdaniels@... 9 years, 8 months ago

 

 

Japanese Postwar Underground Music

 

 

1. Advances in Avant-garde art and music:

 

Gutai

 

 

Jikken Kobo (experimental workshop)

 

Hi Red Center

 

Group Ongaku

 

Others

 

 

Musique Concrete

 

  • any and all sounds belong in the musical vocabulary
  • using recorded sounds along with live ones (sampling)
  • importance of play

 

Stockhausen

          Also, today he is involved in The Ensemble Origin

 

* This also began the use of traditional Japanese instruments in avant-garde music

 

Rock and Roll Enters:

 

The Beatles

 

The Ventures

 

James Bond Style Music

 

 

Group Sounds

 

 

Activism and Music Together

 

Folk Guerilla

 

  • A subset of the folk music scene ensconced in the coffeehouses and bars of Shinjuku

 

The Tipping Point

 

The musical "Hair"

  • put on in 1970
  • preparations took 6 months
  • The night before the show was to open, the cast was busted for drugs.
  • Free jazzers, rockers, Group Sounds, and performance artists all got to collaborate.

 

Avant Garde Theater

 

 

New Rock

 

 

 

Keeping the Flame Burning in the 80's and 90's

 

 

Punk/Noise/Other

 

 

 


 

Article on Gutai and Hi Red

 

General Art Happenings Article

 

Musique Concrete on Wikipedia

 

Julian Cope's Japrocksampler page

 

Class CD Listings:

 

Spring 2010 

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

 

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