Friends and Neighbors: Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics

Gebhardt, Nicholas (2018) Friends and Neighbors: Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics. In: Routledge Companion To Jazz Studies. Routledge, New York, pp. 389-398. ISBN 9781138231160

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Everyday life became a major theme for philosophers, ethnographers, historians, sociologists, cultural theorists, and artists in the early twentieth-century, and it continues to inform some of the most important debates in all of these fields. The use of the term, however, is often vague and paradoxical. It has been applied on the one hand to experiences that are common to everyone, such as eating, sleeping, walking or talking; on the other hand, it is used to describe social practices that are somehow excluded from or in some way resist incorporation into the standard narratives of modern life. This chapter explores the concept of everyday aesthetics in the context of jazz studies. It begins with a survey of current debates on everyday life in popular music studies, cultural studies, ethnomusicology and philosophy, before discussing the example of Ornette Coleman’s early-1970s loft experiment, the Artist House, in New York City.

Item Type: Book Section
6 December 2018Published
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-08 - American and Australasian studies
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-04 - cinematics and photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Nicholas Gebhardt
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:59

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