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Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America

Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro L. Madrid


This book problematizes the notion of experimentalism as defined in conventional narratives about experimental musical practices. Contributors take a broad approach to a wide variety of Latin@ and Latin American music traditions conceived and/or perceived as experimental. The adoption of a plural “experimentalisms” points at a purposeful decentering of its usual US and Eurocentric interpretative frameworks. The case studies in this book contribute to this by challenging discourses about Latin@s and Latin Americans that have historically marginalized them. As such, the notion of “experimentalis ... More

Keywords: experimentalism, Latin American music, cosmopolitanism, improvisation, avant-garde, contemporary music, Latin@ arts and culture, hybridity, postcolonialism, performativity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190842741
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190842741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, editor
Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of New Mexico

Eduardo Herrera, editor
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Rutgers

Alejandro L. Madrid, editor
Professor of Musicology, Cornell

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