Voices, Bodies, Practices
Performing Musical Subjectivities
Catherine Laws, William Brooks, David Gorton, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Stefan Östersjö, and Jeremy J. Wells
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Identity and subjectivity in musical performances
Who is the “I” that performs? The arts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have pushed us relentlessly to reconsider our notions of the self, expression, and communication: to ask ourselves, again and again, who we think we are and how we can speak meaningfully to one another. Although in other performing arts studies, especially of theatre, the performance of selfhood and identity continues to be a matter of lively debate in both practice and theory, the question of how a sense of self is manifested through musical performance has been neglected. The authors of Voices, Bodies, Practices are all musician-researchers: the book employs artistic research to explore how embodied performing “voices” can emerge from the interactions of individual performers and composers, musical materials, instruments, mediating technologies, and performance contexts.
This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
Format: Edited volume - paperback
Size: 285 × 195 mm
Publication: November 15, 2019
Series: Orpheus Institute Series
David Gorton is a composer, senior postgraduate tutor and associate head of research at the Royal Academy of Music, associate professor at the University of London, and associate researcher at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent.
Jez Wells is an audio designer and senior lecturer in Sound Recording in the Department of Music at the University of York.
Thanh Thủy Nguyễn is a đàn tranh player, a PhD candidate at Malmo Academy of Music at Lund University, and a đàn tranh teacher at Vietnam National Academy of Music.
Stefan Östersjö is a guitarist, chaired professor of Musical Performance in Piteå School of Music at Luleå University of Technology, and associate researcher at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent.
William Brooks is a composer, professor of Music at the University of York, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, and senior research fellow and series editor at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent.