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Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Keith Chapin and Andrew H. Clark

Abstract

The ways of speaking of music are many. People chat about it every day and in everyday language, but they also treat it as a limit, as the boundary of what is sayable. Speech is in one sense different from music, but in another all speech is itself musical. By addressing different perspectives and traditions that form and inform the speaking of music in Western culture—musical, literary, philosophical, semiotic, political—this volume offers a unique and snapshot of today's scholarship on speech about music. All from the points of view of their own disciplines, the experts here treat the variet ... More

Keywords: limit, logos, supplement, ineffability, performance, physicality, space, self, community, ekphrasis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251384
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Chapin, editor
Cardiff University

Andrew H. Clark, editor
Fordham University

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