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Improvisation in Freestyle Rap

Ellie M. Hisama.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 2

September 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Philosophy of Music. 4037 words.

This chapter explores the process of improvisation by emcees in freestyle, or improvised, rap. Drawing on interviews with and writings by freestyle practitioners as well as on recent...

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Improvisatory Practices and the Dawn of the New American Cinema

Sara Villa.

in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, Volume 2

September 2016; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Philosophy of Music; Musicology and Music History. 7658 words.

In 1960, cinema critic Jonas Mekas welcomed the advent of the New American Cinema, praising the wave of independent movies produced in late 1950s for their casual and fragmentary nature....

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Introduction

Blake Howe, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Neil Lerner and Joseph Straus.

in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies

December 2015; p ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Philosophy of Music. 4805 words.

The new, interdisciplinary field of Disability Studies offers a sociopolitical analysis of disability, focusing on its social construction and shifting attention from biology to culture....

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