Dutch Improvised Music; How the Dutch improvising musicians achieved legitimacy and value with their innovation
Breemer, Fleur van den
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In the late sixties a couple of Dutch musical pioneers, a.o. Misha Mengelberg, Willem Breuker and Han Bennink, introduced a musical innovation. The environment however was not favourable for this kind of innovation, which was problematic for its evaluation and valuation. In this thesis, an analysis will be made of the revolutionary innovation and its process towards recognition and valuation. This process will be looked at from three perspectives; from a musicological, sociological and organisational point of view. This will lead to a better understanding of such a cultural innovation and its way to becoming an institutionalised genre.