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Documents Relating to the Black Music Division

Show simple item record Williams II, John H. Atkins, Carl J. Dixon, Bill 2019-01-31T18:51:15Z 2019-01-31T18:51:15Z 1981-09
dc.description.abstract In short, instead of being accepted and esteemed for its contribution to the arts and its message for society, the Bennington College Community has in part isolated Black Music. Camille Paglia of the Literature Division, and one of the few champions of Black Music, explained this phenomenon at the dedication of VAPA in 1976 in a speech of tribute to Bill Dixon: "There is no consolation here: those who seek assurance of the principle of benevolence pervading the universe will not find it in Bill Dixon's music. For the tradition of black music of which he is an advanced exponent, the reality of experience is suffering, pain, sacrifice, bitterness, anger. In the urgency of this black music at its most intense we find untamed energy, a violence of emotion and expression...the Black music that is practiced at Bennington is still unabsorbed by the bourgeoisie, for it is too raw, savage, unnerving; it possesses too much enriching estrangement, too much 'metaphysical uneasiness'" en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Bennington College en_US
dc.subject Dixon, Bill en_US
dc.subject Williams II, John en_US
dc.subject Paglia, Camille en_US
dc.subject Davis, Nathan en_US
dc.subject Black Music Division en_US
dc.subject Atkins, Carl en_US
dc.subject Russell, George en_US
dc.subject Brown, Donald R. en_US
dc.subject Horenstein en_US
dc.subject Brooks en_US
dc.subject Qamar en_US
dc.subject Jacobs, Larry en_US
dc.subject Ash, Jay en_US
dc.subject Paul Robeson House en_US
dc.subject 1981 en_US
dc.subject Budget en_US
dc.subject Borden, Susan Paris en_US
dc.subject Hanks, Lucien en_US
dc.subject Murphy, Joseph S. en_US
dc.subject Visiting Committee for the Black Music Division en_US
dc.title Documents Relating to the Black Music Division en_US

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