Gecomponeerde uitvoerders : het musicerende lichaam vanuit compositorisch perspectief

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Gecomponeerde uitvoerders : het musicerende lichaam vanuit compositorisch perspectief

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Gecomponeerde uitvoerders : het musicerende lichaam vanuit compositorisch perspectief
Author: Craenen, Paul
Publisher: Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2011-03-29
Keywords: Composition
Corporeality
Gesture
Improvisation
Music performance
Musical experiment
Abstract: The music-performing body fulfills an essential role in the creation of new instrumental compositions. However, its presence is rarely the primary concern of compositional thinking. With most musical experimentation, the music-making body keeps a self-evident function as a transparent medium for musical ideas, but also as a limitation on the potential for musical exploitation. Recent artistic and theoretical developments invite a rethink of the compositional potential of the music-performing body. Focus on the music-making body and the physicality of the music experience has intensified in recent decades. A body paradigm is becoming audible and visible in the work of a generation of young composers, as well as in musicological research. The micro-temporality of physical gesture and instrumental timbre have become key points of interest. In the micro-temporal space, physical presence is unveiled as a very direct interactive ability of the performer or improviser but also as a 'bodily thinking' of the composing body. Based on recent scientific insights and both historical and recent music examples, the author develops a concept of 'intercorporeality' that sheds new light on the relationship between music performers, composers and music consumers.
Description: Promotor: F.C. de Ruiter, Co-promotor: M. Van Imschoot
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Craenen, P., 2011, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/16667
 

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