Virtual Works – Actual Things
Essays in Music Ontology
Edited by Paulo de Assis and contributions by David Davies, Andreas Dorschel, Lydia Goehr, Kathy Kiloh, Jake McNulty, Gunnar Hindrichs, and John Rink
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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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This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
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
Virtual Works—Actual Things
Locating the Performable Musical Work in Practice: A Non-Platonist Interpretation of the “Classical Paradigm”
Towards a General Theory of Musical Works and Musical Listening
The Work of the Performer
Music as Play: A Dialogue
What Anyway Is a “Music Discomposed”? Reading Cavell through the Dark Glasses of Adorno
Three Responses to Lydia Goehr’s Essay “What Anyway Is a ‘Music Discomposed’?”
Notes on Contributors
Format: Edited volume - paperback
Size: 285 × 190 × 15 mm
8 black & white images
Publication: July 27, 2018
Series: Orpheus Institute Series
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