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Music History & Criticism

Dervish at the Crossroads

A Soundquest Through the First Two Decades of the New Millennium

by (author) Wanda Waterman

Guernica Editions
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
History & Criticism
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
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Dervish at the Crossroads isn't a music guide so much as an autobiographical exploration of the experience of music from 2000 to 2020, with commentary on what makes the experience of music during these two decades radically different from all that came before. As the title of the book implies, due to the unique conditions of our time we can no longer think of ourselves as points on a series of evolutions; we're now much more present to all of music, from the beginning of written and recorded music, all of which turns around us like spokes on a wheel. This grants us a unique vantage point from which to appreciate music in itself. The book alternates text with a comics and infographics detailing the history of the author's discoveries as a music journalist during this time, along with personal experiences and ruminations and interviews.

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