Review—Minute Particulars: Meanings in Music-Making in the Wake of Hierarchical Realignments and Other Essays


To Scott Thompson, Prévost "nail[s] to the mast" the idea that musical practice can help to foster communitarianism. For Prévost, music at its root is comprised of the social relationships between those involved in its creation. By championing communitarian social relations in particular, Prévost identifies operational aspects of improvisation as the means by which to enact such relations in the process of music-making, during which musicians actively search for appropriate musical responses in dialogue with those around them.

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AMM, British music, Edwin Prévost, political aspects, social aspects, social relations