Music and Gesture by Elaine King,Anthony Gritten

By Elaine King,Anthony Gritten

This quantity showcases key theoretical principles and sensible concerns within the becoming region of scholarship on musical gesture. The booklet constructs and explores the family members among tune and gesture from various differing views, determining theoretical ways and studying the character of specific sorts of gesture in musical functionality. The twelve chapters during this quantity are equipped right into a heuristic development from thought to perform, from essay to case examine. Theoretical concerns in regards to the interpretation of musical gestures are pointed out and phrased by way of semiotics, the mimetic speculation, recommendations of musical strength, immanence, citation and subject, and the paintings of musical gestures. The lives of musical gestures in functionality are published via enticing with their rhythmic houses in addition to inquiring into the respiring of pianists, the character of clarinettists' physically routine, and the actual acts and personae of person artists, particularly Keith Jarrett and Robbie Williams. The reader is inspired to hear a few of the resonances and tensions among the chapters, together with the significance given to our bodies, tactics, motions, expressions, and interpretations of musical gesture. The publication can be of importance to musicologists, theorists, semioticians, analysts, composers and performers, in addition to students operating in several study groups with an curiosity within the learn of gesture.

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