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Downtown Music and the Question of Genre: A Panel Discussion
Monday, December 10, 2007, 6:30 pm
Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU

The 1970s and 1980s were a remarkable period of musical ferment in
downtown Manhattan: the emergence of punk rock at CBGB, new
developments in jazz at a number of artist-run lofts, the flowering of
minimalism and related trends in new music at The Kitchen. Around 1979,
with the East Village as the center of activity, all these strains –
jazz/improvisation, rock, and new music – began to come together in
compelling ways. With so much overlap of genres downtown, by the early
1980s to categorize a musician as rock, jazz, improv, or classical
often required a coin toss.

On Monday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m., New York University