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Keith Rowe by Brian Olewnick

Keith Rowe

Keith Rowe by Brian Olewnick
Jun 26, 2018 | 500 Pages
  • Hardcover $29.95

    Jun 26, 2018 | 500 Pages

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“A very readable and well-researched account, with lots of great anecdotes.” —The Wire

Whether you’ve attended to Keith Rowe’s music for mere minutes or for decades, Brian Olewnick’s terrific biography brings home the fact that much of what you know about this crucial artist likely contains significant gaps.  No longer.  This marvelously researched life in its similarly fine telling—not to mention the bringing-together of a tremendous collection of written materials on Rowe and AMM—occupies a much-needed place in the literature on improvised and experimental music from the 1960s forward, and its nexus in Rowe of performance, politics, and visual art.
—David Grubbs, Musician and author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording

Despite having extreme music as his subject, along with even more extreme politics, bitter feuds and the convoluted history of AMM and free improvisation, Brian Olewnick brings clarity, even-handed compassion, wry humour and insight to one of the great stories of post-war avant-garde music.
—David Toop, author of 
Ocean of Sound and Into the Maelstrom

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