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    Finding content in absolute music

    Huddleston, Andrew (2013) Finding content in absolute music. In: Gesture, 2013, Nordic Society of Aesthetics, University of Oslo. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Event synopsis: The use of gesticulation has always been a means by which human beings have expressed themselves. Being bodily rather than conceptual its logos lies outside language. Within the fields of art and aesthetics, gesture implies an opening process as a distinctive way of cognition as well as an approach to a particular quality of some works. When François Lyotard connects the artwork with gesture, he underlines that the work creates itself through gesture, through process and Roland Barthes links gesture with the event, that which makes the effect, both opening for gesture as a part of the artwork and transgressing the work. For Adorno the gestural in music was a central topic and Wittgenstein spoke of architecture as a gesture. Part of our aesthetic experience and of our “answer” to artworks is always gestural. The conference asks for papers on both contemporary as well as on classical and historical issues and suggested topics of interest would include questions related to aesthetic experience in general as well as visual art, architecture, music, and literature.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 16:43
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:43
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10961

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