DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.07.006
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Victor J. Rodriguez Ang-Cheng Kris Ho

Abstract: This paper proposes new ways to understand the sense of universality in music through a reflection and analysis of George Crumb's Black Angels (Images I): Thirteen Images from the Dark Land, one of the defining musical expressions of the Vietnam War era. It centers on an analysis of the relationship of the body/self to an "ecology of war" produced through Crumb's music that renders these selves indistinct within this musical geography. The selves that inhabit Black Angels could be that of anybody in particul…

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