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The Resource Organic music societies, edited by Lawrence Kumpf with Naima Karlsson and Magnus Nygren

Organic music societies, edited by Lawrence Kumpf with Naima Karlsson and Magnus Nygren

Label
Organic music societies
Title
Organic music societies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lawrence Kumpf with Naima Karlsson and Magnus Nygren
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry (née Karlsson) met in Sweden in the late sixties. They began to live and perform together, dubbing their mix of communal art, social and environmentalist activism, children's education, and pan-ethnic expression Organic Music. Organic Music Societies, Blank Forms' sixth anthology, is a special issue released in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name devoted to the couple's multimedia collaborations. The first English-language publication on either figure, the book highlights models for collectivism and pedagogy deployed in the Cherrys' interpersonal and artistic work through the presentation of archival documents alongside newly translated and commissioned writings by musicians, scholars, and artists alike. Beginning with an overview by Blank Forms Artistic Director Lawrence Kumpf and Don Cherry biographer Magnus Nygren, this volume further explores Don's work of the period through a piece on his Relativity Suite by Ben Young and an essay on the diasporic quality of his music by Fumi Okiji. Ruba Katrib emphasizes the domestic element of Moki's practice in a biographical survey accompanied by full-color reproductions of Moki's vivid tapestries, paintings, and sculptures, which were used as performance environments by Don's ensembles during the Sweden years and beyond. Two selections of Moki's unpublished writings--consisting of autobiography, observations, illustrations, and diary entries, as well as poetry and aphorisms--are framed by tributes from her daughter Neneh Cherry and granddaughter Naima Karlsson. Swedish Cherry collaborator Christer Bothén contributes period travelogues from Morocco, Mali, and New York, providing insight into the cross-cultural communication that would soon come to be called world music
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Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kumpf, Lawrence
  • Karlsson, Naima
  • Nygren, Magnus
Series statement
Blank Forms
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherry, Don
  • Cherry, Moki
  • Cherry, Don
  • African American musicians
  • Trumpet players
  • Jazz musicians
  • Tambura (Fretted lute) players
  • Textile artists
  • Women musicians
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Artistic collaboration
  • Multimedia (Art)
  • World music
  • Arts
  • Musiciens noirs américains
  • Trompettistes
  • Musiciens de jazz
  • Joueurs de tambura (Luth balkanais)
  • Artistes textiles
  • Musiciennes
  • Style de vie alternatif
  • Collaboration artistique
  • Œuvres multimédias (Art)
  • Musiques du monde
  • Arts
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Artistic collaboration
  • Arts
  • Multimedia (Art)
  • World music
  • Sweden
Label
Organic music societies, edited by Lawrence Kumpf with Naima Karlsson and Magnus Nygren
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Lawence Kumpf -- The revolution is inside / Lawrence Kumpf and Magnus Nygren -- Don Cherry's symphony of the improvisers / Keith Knox -- Report to ABF / Don Cherry with Keith Knox -- Moki Cherry: Wherever we are is home / Ruba Katrib -- An interview with Don Cherry / Christopher R. Brewster -- Life as a creative process: On Moki Cherry's writing / Naima Karlsson -- Life writings, diaries, and drawings / Moki Cherry -- Poetry and aphorisms / Moki Cherry -- My mother's words / Neneh Cherry -- Fragments on Bougouni, Gothenburg, Marrakesh, and New York / Christer Bothén -- Reflections on Don Cherry / Christer Bothén -- Relativity suites / Ben Young -- Oriki for Don Cherry; to be part of a gathering-work / Fumi Oiji -- Tågarp publication number one / eds. Keith Knox and Rita Knox -- Terry Riley: This is our period / Keith and Rita Knox -- Dearly beloved / John Esam -- Pandit Pran Nath: The sayings of Gurgi / Keith and Rita Knox -- The forest university / Bengt af Klintberg -- A universal mantram / Alice Bailey -- Being and doing / Iris R. Orton -- The music maker and his master / Iris R. Orton -- The Bombay Free School: Steve Roney talks / Rita Knox -- Diving / Sidsel Paaske -- A word / Keith Knox -- Don Cherry at Dartmouth: A teaching report / Keith Knox -- Greatest sensation of all time: Report / Åke Holmquist -- Love, George / George Trolin -- Babs Gonzales: The man who's paid his dues / Keith Knox -- Nineteen sixty many and a 1001 nights / Alan Halkyard
Control code
1162986018
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9781733723589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1162986018
Label
Organic music societies, edited by Lawrence Kumpf with Naima Karlsson and Magnus Nygren
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Lawence Kumpf -- The revolution is inside / Lawrence Kumpf and Magnus Nygren -- Don Cherry's symphony of the improvisers / Keith Knox -- Report to ABF / Don Cherry with Keith Knox -- Moki Cherry: Wherever we are is home / Ruba Katrib -- An interview with Don Cherry / Christopher R. Brewster -- Life as a creative process: On Moki Cherry's writing / Naima Karlsson -- Life writings, diaries, and drawings / Moki Cherry -- Poetry and aphorisms / Moki Cherry -- My mother's words / Neneh Cherry -- Fragments on Bougouni, Gothenburg, Marrakesh, and New York / Christer Bothén -- Reflections on Don Cherry / Christer Bothén -- Relativity suites / Ben Young -- Oriki for Don Cherry; to be part of a gathering-work / Fumi Oiji -- Tågarp publication number one / eds. Keith Knox and Rita Knox -- Terry Riley: This is our period / Keith and Rita Knox -- Dearly beloved / John Esam -- Pandit Pran Nath: The sayings of Gurgi / Keith and Rita Knox -- The forest university / Bengt af Klintberg -- A universal mantram / Alice Bailey -- Being and doing / Iris R. Orton -- The music maker and his master / Iris R. Orton -- The Bombay Free School: Steve Roney talks / Rita Knox -- Diving / Sidsel Paaske -- A word / Keith Knox -- Don Cherry at Dartmouth: A teaching report / Keith Knox -- Greatest sensation of all time: Report / Åke Holmquist -- Love, George / George Trolin -- Babs Gonzales: The man who's paid his dues / Keith Knox -- Nineteen sixty many and a 1001 nights / Alan Halkyard
Control code
1162986018
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
496 pages
Isbn
9781733723589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1162986018

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