Playing the Ineffable: The Romance of Musical Pragmatism

Cynthia M. Grund, William Westney

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Abstract

Part lecture, part dialog and part classical-music performance (both solo and two-piano), 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.

Piano works by Mozart and Rachmaninoff will be performed on concert Steinways.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventMeaning in the Arts - Lubbock, Texas, United States
Duration: 11. Sep 200911. Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceMeaning in the Arts
CountryUnited States
CityLubbock, Texas
Period11/09/200911/09/2009

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Pragmatism
Performer
Romance
Intersubjectivity
Solo
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Language
Artistry
Music Performance
Musical Meaning
Authenticity
Musicians
Music-making
Concert
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Philosophy
Presenters
Philosopher
Classical music

Keywords

  • music and meaning

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Grund, C. M., & Westney, W. (2009). Playing the Ineffable: The Romance of Musical Pragmatism. Abstract from Meaning in the Arts, Lubbock, Texas, United States.
Grund, Cynthia M. ; Westney, William. / Playing the Ineffable: The Romance of Musical Pragmatism. Abstract from Meaning in the Arts, Lubbock, Texas, United States.
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