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L'expérimentation dans la musique rock : recherches historiques, socio-économiques et analytiques

Abstract : This study examines the repertoires that, while rooted in the tradition of rock, transcend the boundaries - stylistic but also sociological and economic - of rock itself: for this reason they are often grouped together in the "genre" of experimental rock. My research focuses on a selection of artists who are universally considered to be experimental rock artists, namely Frank Zappa, the collective Rock In Opposition, as well as the Italian band Yugen, still active and in a way heir to Rock In Opposition. The analysis of the artistic approaches of these artists, and of the socio-economic framework in which they operate, calls into question the idea that experimental rock can exist as a true genre of music.The study follows a multidisciplinary approach. The first step is to define the musical, sociological and economic characteristics of rock music, and to understand to what extent the notion of experimentation has been integrated into rock throughout history. Next, I focus on the socio-economic positioning of the musicians who are the subject of the research. Finally, in the second part of the thesis, several pieces from the repertoire of these musicians are analyzed, in order to understand the specificity and diversification of their artistic paths
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Jacopo Costa. L'expérimentation dans la musique rock : recherches historiques, socio-économiques et analytiques. Musique, musicologie et arts de la scène. Université de Strasbourg, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018STRAC030⟩. ⟨tel-02506196⟩

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