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Product Description: “Not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of modern experimental music, it’s a meditation on hearing itself.”—GuardianDigital technology has changed the ways in which music is perceived, stored, distributed, mediated, and created...read more

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9781852427894 | Serpents Tail, October 1, 2006, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: “Not just a deeply thoughtful and richly populated survey of modern experimental music, it’s a meditation on hearing itself.
9781852428129 | Serpents Tail, July 1, 2004, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Is it possible to grow electronic sounds, as if they were plants in a garden?

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In this first installment of acclaimed music writer David Toop's interdisciplinary and sweeping overview of free improvisation, Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970 introduces the philosophy and practice of improvisation (both musical and otherwise) within the historical context of the post-World War II era. Neither strictly chronological, or exclusively a history, Into the Maelstrom investigates a wide range of improvisational tendencies: from surrealist automatism to stream-of-consciousness in literature and vocalization; from the free music of Percy Grainger to the free improvising groups emerging out of the early 1960s (Group Ongaku, Nuova Consonanza, MEV, AMM, the Spontaneous Music Ensemble); and from free jazz to the strands of free improvisation that sought to distance itself from jazz. In exploring the diverse ways in which spontaneity became a core value in the early twentieth century as well as free improvisation's connection to both 1960s rock (The Beatles, Cream, Pink Floyd) and the era of post-Cagean indeterminacy in composition, Toop provides a definitive and all-encompassing exploration of free improvisation up to 1970, ending with the late 1960s international developments of free music from Roscoe Mitchell in Chicago, Peter Brötzmann in Berlin and Han Bennink and Misha Mengelberg in Amsterdam.

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9781501314513 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 5, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: In this first installment of acclaimed music writer David Toop's interdisciplinary and sweeping overview of free improvisation, Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom: Before 1970 introduces the philosophy and practice of improvisation (both musical and otherwise) within the historical context of the post-World War II era.

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9781628927696 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 5, 2016, cover price $24.95

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Traces the history of the ethereal, ambient sound characterized by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Beach Boy Brian Wilson, John Cage, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Aphex Twin, and the Orb (view table of contents)

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9781852427436 | Serpents Tail, June 1, 2001, cover price $15.00
9781852423827 | Serpents Tail, May 1, 1996, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Traces the history of the ethereal, ambient sound characterized by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Beach Boy Brian Wilson, John Cage, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Aphex Twin, and the Orb

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Product Description: A study of rap music, New York's street sound, which has been revised and updated to embrace the latest musicians and groups. The roots of rap music are traced from video arcades to bebop, and crucial influences such as prison and army songs, West African chants and tap dancing are described...read more

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9781852422431 | 2 rev sub edition (Serpents Tail, April 1, 1992), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A study of rap music, New York's street sound, which has been revised and updated to embrace the latest musicians and groups.

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9781852426279 | 3 revised edition (Serpents Tail, March 1, 2000), cover price $22.00

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An introductory health text which addresses college students' questions and concerns regarding their mental and physical well-being. Sections cover finding the right balance; creating healthy and caring relationships; building healthy lifestyles; avoiding or overcoming harmful habits; preventing and

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9781441149725 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, June 24, 2010, cover price $27.95

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9781441155870 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2011), cover price $21.95
9780205272365, titled "Access to Health" | 5th edition (Allyn & Bacon, September 1, 1997), cover price $52.00 | also contains Access to Health | About this edition: An introductory health text which addresses college students' questions and concerns regarding their mental and physical well-being.

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