Music and Meaning: Multimodality as Topic and Method - Cynthia M.Grund & William Westney: together with H.C. Andersen Guest Professor William Westney. Conversational lecture and performance: Part lecture, part dialog and part classical-music performance (both solo and duet).
Activity: Talks and presentations › Talks and presentations in private or public companies
Westney and Grund explore multimodality as topic and as method as they continue work on the project "Playing the Ineffable: The Romance of Musical Pragmatism." Part lecture, part dialog and part classical-music performance (both solo and duet), this presentation explores the dimensions of musical meaning on a variety of levels. The presenters bring parallel and interlocking backgrounds to their shared inquiry: one as a professional performer with philosophical interests, the other as a professional academic philosopher who is also an active classical musician. Topics will include: the interplay between verbal and non-verbal narrative, the intersubjectivity of meaning generated through musical artistry and audience-performer dynamics, notions of authenticity in both music making and philosophy, the relationship between language systems and the "ineffable." The discussion will invoke themes from the work of, among others, Langer, Buber, Dewey and Wittgenstein.
Emneord: Mulitmodality, music, meaning
6. Oct 2009
Music and Meaning: Multimodality as Topic and Method - Cynthia M.Grund & William Westney