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Virtual Works – Actual Things

Essays in Music Ontology

Paulo de Assis (Editor),

Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Category: Artistic Practice, Music

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462701403

Publication date: July 27, 2018

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Number of pages: 192

Size: 285 x 190 x 15 mm

Number of illustrations: 8

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Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Category: Artistic Practice, Music

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461662521

ISBN: 9789461662521

Publication date: July 10, 2018

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Virtual Works Actual Things addresses contemporary music ontological discourses, challenging dominant musicological accounts, questioning their authoritative foundation and moving towards dynamic perspectives devised by music practitioners and artist researchers.

Beyond musical works: new perspectives on music ontology and performance

What are musical works? How are they constructed in our minds? Which material things allow us to speak about them in the first place? Does a specific way of conceiving musical works limit their performative potentials? Which alternative, more productive images of musical work can be devised?

Virtual Works Actual Things addresses contemporary music ontological discourses, challenging dominant musicological accounts, questioning their authoritative foundation and moving towards dynamic perspectives devised by music practitioners and artist researchers. Specific attention is given to the relationship between the virtual multiplicities that enable the construction of an image of a musical work and the actual, concrete materials that make such a construction possible. With contributions by prominent scholars, this book is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of essays, which will be of great interest for artistic research, contemporary musicology, music philosophy, performance studies and music pedagogy alike.

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Contributors: David Davies (McGill University, Montreal), Andreas Dorschel (University of the Arts Graz), Lydia Goehr (Columbia University, New York), Kathy Kiloh (OCAD University, Toronto), Jake McNulty (Columbia University, New York), Gunnar Hindrichs (University of Basel), John Rink (University of Cambridge)

Introduction Paulo de Assis
Virtual Works—Actual Things Paulo de Assis
Locating the Performable Musical Work in Practice: A Non-Platonist Interpretation of the “Classical Paradigm” David Davies
Towards a General Theory of Musical Works and Musical Listening Gunnar Hindrichs
The Work of the Performer John Rink
Music as Play: A Dialogue Andreas Dorschel
What Anyway Is a “Music Discomposed”? Reading Cavell through the Dark Glasses of Adorno Lydia Goehr
Three Responses to Lydia Goehr’s Essay “What Anyway Is a ‘Music Discomposed’?” Lydia Goehr Response 1 What Is a Music Dis-discomposed? Kathy Kiloh Response 2 Krenek, Cage, and Stockhausen in Cavell’s “Music Discomposed” Jake McNulty Response 3 Stanley Cavell’s “Music Discomposed” at 52 Paulo de Assis
Appendix The International Orpheus Academy for Music and Theory 2016: Concerts and Installations
Notes on Contributors
Index

Paulo de Assis

Paulo de Assis is artist researcher (pianist, composer, music philosopher) and research fellow at the Orpheus Institute.

David Davies

Andreas Dorschel

Lydia Goehr

Kathy Kiloh

Jake McNulty

Gunnar Hindrichs

John Rink

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