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The Sonic Self: Musical Subjectivity and Signification

The Sonic Self: Musical Subjectivity and Signification (Hardback)

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Semioticians began by looking at literature but have gradually applied their techniques to other disciplines, including music. The late Naomi Cumming... based this consideration of the sources of musical expression on her experiences as a performer-with interesting, if rarely surprising, results." -ChoiceUsing classical violin music as her principal laboratory, the author examines how a performance incorporates distinctive features not only of the work, but of the performer as well-and how the listener goes about interpreting not only the composer's work and the performer's rendering of the work, but also of the performer's and listener's identities. A richly interdisciplinary approach to a very common, yet persistently mysterious, part of our lives.

Music & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aesthetics Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 01/01/2001 ISBN-13: 9780253337542  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Naomi Cumming was a fine violinist and music theorist. She published a host of journal articles and lectured internationally on the philosophy, psychology, and semiotics of music; her article on musical semiotics will appear in the Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. She was a Fulbright fellow at Columbia University, a research fellow in music theory at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Melbourne, and recipient of an award from the Society for Music Theory in 1998.

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