Event Title

Mind the Gap

Presenter Information

Meghan Farnsworth

Location

Science Center, A262

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 1:30 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 2:30 PM

Abstract

Constrained by their parent’s conservatism, British youth looked for new ways to live in the mid-1960s. They found it in the epic “happenings” of the psychedelic era. At the 14-Hours Technicolor Dream in 1967, rock, avant-garde jazz, and art melded as figures representative of these genres–Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Barry Miles–came together to create an artistic and metaphysical utopia. My presentation investigates the implication of this groundbreaking performance and its challenge to traditional categories of high and low art.

Notes

Session I, Panel 5: Express Yourself: Case Studies in Art, Politics, and Sexuality
Moderator: Nick Jones, Professor of English

Major

Musical Studies

Advisor(s)

Ellen Sayles, Associate Dean of Studies

Project Mentor(s)

Nicholas Jones, English

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM Apr 27th, 2:30 PM

Mind the Gap

Science Center, A262

Constrained by their parent’s conservatism, British youth looked for new ways to live in the mid-1960s. They found it in the epic “happenings” of the psychedelic era. At the 14-Hours Technicolor Dream in 1967, rock, avant-garde jazz, and art melded as figures representative of these genres–Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Barry Miles–came together to create an artistic and metaphysical utopia. My presentation investigates the implication of this groundbreaking performance and its challenge to traditional categories of high and low art.