Bea Palya's I'll Be Your Plaything (Paperback)

Bea Palya's I'll Be Your Plaything By András Rónai, Fabian Holt (Editor), Anna Szemere Cover Image
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For decades, the state-run music industry in Hungary has artificially isolated musical worlds. The 2010 album I'll Be Your Plaything is a concept album comprising at times drastically re-imagined cover versions of Hungary's most popular hits from the socialist era. As such it is a testament to music as a medium's aptness to reflect on public and personal pasts. The album moreover exemplifies how rich and appealing synthesis of sounds and traditions can be concocted when folk, classically trained, rock, and jazz musical artists collaborate. Along with this freedom to blend and synthesize, the album opens up some long overdue space for women; playing with personas, voices, and singing styles, Palya reflects on issues of femininity, maternity, sexuality, and coupledom across generations.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501354427
ISBN-10: 1501354426
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: October 6th, 2022
Pages: 168
Language: English