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Composing While Black
Presentation of the new book, edited by George E. Lewis and Harald Kisiedu
Mon 07 August 2023, 17.00
Book presentation with George E. Lewis, Harald Kisiedu, Elaine Mitchener, Alvin Singleton and Peter Mischung
Composing While Black presents unique new perspectives on Afrodiasporic contemporary composers active between 1960 and the present, a period that academic inquiry, concert programming, and journalistic accounts have largely ignored up to now, particularly in Europe. This interdisciplinary essay collection engages with opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, and electroacoustic music, as well as sound art, conceptual art, and digital intermedia, revealing Afrodiasporic new music as an intercultural, multigenerational space of innovation that offers new subjects, histories, and identities.