Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research0195104544, 9780195104547, 9780195301861, 0195181646, 9780195181647

Author : Kevin Korsyn
"""Description:As a work of cultural criticism that recalls the concerns of Foucault, Hayden White, Zizek, and others Decentering Music examines the struggle for the authority to speak about music at a time when the humanities are in crisis. By linking the institutions that support musical research, including professional associations and universities, to complex historical changes such as globalization and the commodification of knowledge, Korsyn undertakes a critique of musical scholarship as an institutional discourse, while contributing to a general theory of disciplinary structures that goes beyond the limits of any single field.In asking a number of fundamental questions about the models through which disciplinary objects in music are constructed, Korsyn suggests unexpected relationships between works of musical scholarship and the cultural networks in which they participate. Thus David Lewin's theory of musical perceptions is compared to Richard Rorty's concept of the ""liberal ironist,"" Susan McClary's feminist narrative of music history is juxtaposed with T.S. Eliot's ""dissociation of sensibility,"" and Steven Feld's work in recording the music of the Kaluli people is compared to the treatment of ambient sound in contemporary cinema. Developing a framework for interpretation in dialogue with a number of poststructuralist writers, Korsyn goes far beyond applying their thought to the analysis of music
Categories: Art Music: Guitar
Year :2003
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Language : English
N° Of Pages : 232
File Info : pdf 2 Mb

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