Organizing Labor: Composers Performers, and "the Renewal of Musical Practice" in the Netherlands, 1969-1972

Adlington, Robert
September 2007
Musical Quarterly;Fall/Winter2007, Vol. 90 Issue 3/4, p539
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the music in the Netherlands during the 1969-1972 era. It mentions some composers and performers who rose after the end of Second World War to instigate political and social movements. The artists mentioned include Louis Andriessen, Reinbert de Leeuw, Misha Mengelberg, and Peter Schat. The article tackles how the artists were able to transform Dutch musical landscape and discusses the resistance made against musical innovation. The existence of the Movement for the Renewal of Musical Practice of the "Beweging voor de vernieuwing van de muziekpraktijk (BEVEM) is also addressed in the article.


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