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The Canterbury Sound in Popular Music: Scene, Identity and Myth

9781787694903
Publisher: Emerald
 
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Format: Book- Hardback
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Author: Asya Draganova/Shane Blackman/Andy Bennett
Publication Date: 04-Dec-2020
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Number of Pages: 400

Table of Contents: Trying to Remember the Good Stuff: An extended Foreword; Asya Draganova with Robert Wyatt 

Introduction and leitmotifs; Asya Draganova, Shane Blackman and Andy Bennett 
PART I. EMERGENCE, SOUND AND SCENE 
Chapter 1. The Canterbury Sound as a Local, Translocal and Virtual Scene; Andy Bennett
Chapter 2. The Canterbury Sound – From the beginning;  Brian Hopper  
Chapter 3. The Canterbury Scenius; Murray Smith 
PART II. JOURNEYS AND RETURNS 
Chapter 4. From Canterbury to Kamijima: a musical journey; Dave Sinclair 
Chapter 5. Unicorns, uniforms and the Canterbury Sound; Jack Hues 
Chapter 6. Canterbury paths through the States; Rick Chafen 
Chapter 7. From a fan’s point of view; Richard Dove 
PART 3. PEOPLE 
Chapter 8. Locating Robert Wyatt: Canterbury Sound and quintessential Englishness;  Marcus O’Dair 
Chapter 9. A view from across the desk - An engineer’s personal perspective of the Canterbury Scene; David Woolgar 
Chapter 10. The Sinclair Spectrum and Pathways of Artistic Influence; Billie Bottle 
Chapter 11. “Songs from the bottom of a well” or Morpheus in the underworld: some thoughts on the music and lyrics of Kevin Ayers;  Neil Saunders 
Chapter 12. Biographical Interviews and Reflections: ethnographic conversations from within the Canterbury Sound; Curated by Asya Draganova and Shane Blackman;  Interviews with Geoffrey Richardson, Pye Hastings, Neil Sullivan and Maria Sullivan 
PART IV. DOCUMENTING MUSIC PRACTICES 
Chapter 13. Researching and documenting the scene - online and offline; Aymeric Leroy 
Chapter 14. The story of Facelift – a fanzine exploring the Canterbury scene and beyond in the pre-internet age - and its role in knitting together an international community of fans; Phil Howitt 
Chapter 15. ‘Canterbury music’ and music in Canterbury; Alan Payne 
PART V. MYTHS AND REALITIES: MUSIC IN CONTEMPORARY CANTERBURY 
Chapter 16. Contemporary pocket music scene in Canterbury: an ethnographic study on D.I.Y. student bands; Mengyao Jiang 
Chapter 17. Free Range: a Canterbury Scene; Sam Bailey 
Chapter 18. Blue Gems and Colliding Moons: furthering the Canterbury Underground; Adam Brodigan 
Chapter 19. Humour and gender of the ‘mischievous imaginary’ within the Canterbury Sound of Soft Machine, Gong and Caravan; Shane Blackman and Asya Draganova  
Afterword: Three personal reflections on the muse of the Canterbury Sound;  Asya Draganova, Shane Blackman and Andy Bennett

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