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Title:Paul Bowles and Morocco's music
Author:Naylor, Phillip C.ISNI
Periodical:The Journal of North African Studies (ISSN 1743-9345)
Geographic terms:Morocco
United States
About person:Paul Frederic Bowles (1910-1999)ISNI
Abstract:For over 50 years, American artist Paul Bowles (1910-99) lived in Tangier, Morocco. He is most renowned for his literary works, which often explored existential themes. His famous novel 'The sheltering sky' was made into a movie by Bernardo Bertolucci. Bowles's musical career as a composer and critic has received relatively incidental attention. To commemorate the release of 'Music of Morocco', a new compilation of his recordings, the editorial staff of the Journal of North African Studies decided to devote a special section to Paul Bowles, the musician. In this section Irene Herrmann, the executor of Bowles's musical estate and an accomplished musician herself, offers a memoir recalling her friendship with Bowles as composer and critic. John Philip Rode Schaefer presents an essay studying Bowles's musical ethic, mediation, and appropriation in context with Moroccan racial history. Allen Hibbard includes a detailed review of Music of Morocco, underscoring its multiple significance. Articles: Reflections of a musical friendship (Irene Herrmann); Discrete/discreet appropriation: Paul Bowles, non-Western music, and race in Tangier (John Philip Rode Schaefer); A review of 'Music of Morocco: recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959' (Allen Hibbard). Bibliogr., notes, ref. summaries. [ASC Leiden abstract]