Music, Miles Davis, and Theatricality

Gebhardt, Nicholas and Rushton, Richard (2024) Music, Miles Davis, and Theatricality. In: Theatricality and the Arts: Film, Theatre, Art. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 201-219. ISBN 9781399511650

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What can be made of Miles Davis’s gesture, at certain times, of playing with his back to the audience? In truth, Davis rarely played with his back to the audience, though he often played during the 1970s and 80s with his horn pointed downwards towards the stage floor instead of being projecting forwards towards the audience. But Davis certainly had a tendency to ignore the audience, especially when other members of his band were soloing.

Item Type: Book Section
1 April 2024Published
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > College of English and Media
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 30 May 2024 12:07
Last Modified: 30 May 2024 12:07

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