The informed performer : towards a bio-culturally informed performers’ practice

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The informed performer : towards a bio-culturally informed performers’ practice

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: The informed performer : towards a bio-culturally informed performers’ practice
Author: Vanmaele, J.
Issue Date: 2017-11-20
Keywords: Information
Performers' practice
Personal theory
Topical attractor model
Piano technique
Performative analysis
Abstract: Playing a musical instrument is generally considered to be a complex human behaviour involving the integration and coordination of a broad range of human functions such as perception, imagination, memory, information processing, emotion, communication, and dexterity. From this perspective, it seems only reasonable to assume that, in an age of informational and communicational abundance, this intrinsic multifacetedness manifests itself in numerous informational contact-points between musical practice and a variety of academic and para-academic fields which zoom in on these specific elements of musical activity. Joost Vanmaele’s dissertation is directed at carefully and systematically evaluating the position of musicianship in an age of informative abundance and connectedness, to consider ways of re-balancing and broadening its epistemic grounds and attuning its information systems, with a view to artistic development, enrichment and/or liberation. By proposing a Bio-Culturally informed Performers’ Practice of Western Art Music [BCiPP], an information- and dialogue-friendly, transdisciplinary space is created where musical activities are not considered as phenomena sui generis but rather as informable cultural instances or personal particularisations of the human capacity to meaningfully generate and react to temporally patterned sounds. The potential impact of BCiPP is put to the test in two case-studies.
Promotor: Supervisor: Ruiter F. de Co-Supervisor: Vaes L.
Faculty: Humanities
University: Leiden

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