Music and Gesture by Elaine King,Anthony Gritten PDF

By Elaine King,Anthony Gritten

This quantity showcases key theoretical rules and sensible issues within the growing to be region of scholarship on musical gesture. The booklet constructs and explores the kin among song and gesture from quite a number differing views, choosing theoretical techniques and studying the character of specific sorts of gesture in musical functionality. The twelve chapters during this quantity are geared up right into a heuristic development from concept to perform, from essay to case examine. Theoretical concerns concerning the interpretation of musical gestures are pointed out and phrased when it comes to semiotics, the mimetic speculation, strategies of musical strength, immanence, citation and subject, and the paintings of musical gestures. The lives of musical gestures in functionality are printed via attractive with their rhythmic houses in addition to inquiring into the respiring of pianists, the character of clarinettists' physically events, and the actual acts and personae of person artists, in particular Keith Jarrett and Robbie Williams. The reader is inspired to hear some of the resonances and tensions among the chapters, together with the significance given to our bodies, procedures, motions, expressions, and interpretations of musical gesture. The booklet could be of importance to musicologists, theorists, semioticians, analysts, composers and performers, in addition to students operating in several learn groups with an curiosity within the research of gesture.

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