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The Context and Culture of Improvised Music & the Transculturalisation of African American Gospel Music into an Australian Context: iCon and Beat Night

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Legg, AFJ and Haywood, N, The Context and Culture of Improvised Music & the Transculturalisation of African American Gospel Music into an Australian Context: iCon and Beat Night, MONO FOMA and the Conservatorium of Music, Lark Distillery, The Dechanezux Theatre, Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) (2014) [Performance]

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Abstract

African American gospel/jazz vocal and instrumental techniques and practices have significantly influenced the development of contemporary popular music. In 2010 my research set out a detailed analytical notational system for gospel music and at the same time proposed a contextual framework for the implementation of its essential techniques and performance practices outside of the originating African American gospel music culture.

Part of my ongoing published research (Cambridge Popular Music and This Is My City, Routledge Press) focusses on the "Tansculturalisation of African American Gospel Music" into Australian and other, non-African American cultures and contexts. Both iCon and Beat Night apply this research to composition/original music and the creation and recontextualisation of African American-inspired improvisational music.

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Item Type:Performance
Keywords:MONA; ICon; Jazz: Improvisation
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Music Performance
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:Music
Author:Legg, AFJ (Associate Professor Andrew Legg)
Author:Haywood, N (Dr Nick Haywood)
ID Code:120683
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2018-02-27
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