Since the mid-1960s, Peter Brötzmann has made a decisive impact on the international free jazz and improvized music scene; parallel to his musical activity, he also practices as a visual artist. This volume takes a look at the outstanding “double talent” from various scholarly perspectives. It is dedicated to the artistic crossing of boundaries, asking how the art and music genres influence each other, and what parallels or differences can be identified in terms of artistic concepts and expressive forms. The focus is on the word “free” – as an element in the name of the music genre free jazz and the record label FMP, co-founded by Peter Brötzmann. This points to a social dimension, but also to a creative musical or artistic principle in relation to the “free arts”.
- Interdisciplinary contribution on reciprocal influences between musical and artistic genres
- New academic research on Peter Brötzmann