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This Uncontainable Feeling of Freedom

Irène Schweizer - European Jazz and the Politics of Improvisation


This Uncontainable Feeling of Freedom. Irčne Schweizer - European Jazz and the Politics of Improvisation 
472 Seiten

Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag und Lesebändchen: 59,00 €
ISBN 978-3-938763-52-09

Paperback: 49,00 €
ISBN 978-3-938763-50-6


Irène Schweizer: jazz pianist, activist, icon. Left-winged, lesbian, autonomous. The path of a young woman from the northern Swiss province leads further and further into experimental music: from London's jazz club Ronnie Scott's and the Zurich Africana Club to the avantgarde-stages in Wuppertal, Berlin, Willisau, Chicago and New York, and from concerts with Don Cherry, Louis Moholo and George Lewis to solo appearances as the leading pianist of European jazz in the Swiss temples of high culture, the Lucerne Culture and Congress Center and the Tonhalle Zurich. Again and again she fights for artistic freedom and autonomy.

In 2016 the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts collaborated with publishers Broecking Verlag to issue a comprehensive biography of jazz pianist Irène Schweizer. To mark the artist’s 80th birthday in 2021, the book has been translated into English in cooperation with the Friends of Irène Schweizer association (Verein Freundinnen und Freunde von Irène Schweizer). The biography in German Dieses unbändige Gefühl der Freiheit about the life and career of jazz pianist Irène Schweizer was written in 2016 by jazz journalist Christian Broecking (1957-2021) on behalf of the Lucerne UASA and published by Broecking Verlag, Berlin. An English translation of the book has been issued in 2021 in collaboration with the Friends of Irène Schweizer.

—Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts