Narrative and Music: A Flexible Partnership on the Performing Stage and in the Rehearsal Studio

Cynthia M. Grund, WIlliam Westney

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As is indicated by the title, this presentation deals with implemented narrativity on two fronts within the complex process of live musical performance: a “concert story” told by the musician in front of the live audience in the performance situation and a structured complex of verbal and non-verbal
narrative in the studio during the process of performance preparation.

For Westney, a professional concert pianist and professor of piano pedagogy, the interest inutilizing aspects of applied narrativity lies in re-invigorating musicians’ performance and addressing issues with regard to the performer-audience relationship. For Grund, a philosopher who also has experience as a performing musician, analyzing this implementation of narrativity is an important
part of exploring the formation of musical meaning from a philosophical standpoint in a practicebased
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking with Stories. Narrative as a Meeting Place for Theory, Analysis and Practice: Proceedings from the 2nd ENN Conference, Kolding 2011
EditorsPer Krogh Hansen
Number of pages15
PublisherEuropean Narratology Network (ENN) |
Publication date2011
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-994644-0-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe 2nd ENN Conference 2011 - Kolding, Denmark
Duration: 10. Mar 201111. Mar 2011


ConferenceThe 2nd ENN Conference 2011

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