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Vortragsreihe "Plurale Musikwissenschaft"


Letzter Vortrag 

Ian Cross (Cambridge)
Music as communication: communication as music

Drawing on recent ethnomusicological, linguistic, ethological and psychological research, this paper suggests that music and speech can be conceived of and explored most informatively as complementary components of the human communicative toolkit.  I shall argue that this fact has been obscured by the metonymic operationalisations of language and music employed in much mainstream research, which focus on properties of language that are most clearly exhibited in text, and on attributes of music that are most relevant to aestheticized or commodified sound.  I shall discuss some of our group's recent research on spontaneous interaction in speech and music to support the argument that music and speech are best explored and explained as manifestations of an underlying repertoire of human-specific communicative behaviours.

  • Mi., 1. Februar 2017,
  • von 17:45–19:15 Uhr,
  • im Alten Seminarraum. 

Frührere Vorträge

15. Juni 2016
Ana Hofman (Ljubljana)
Sounding Memory Politics in Southeastern Europe: Between (Anti)Sentimentality, Nostalgia and "New Sincerity"

10. Februar 2016
Melanie Unseld (Oldenburg)
"Heteronormativität und/oder Heterotopie? Zu Richard Wagners Tristan und Isolde"

3. Dezember 2014
Michael Custodis (Münster)
„Orpheus in Nöten. Wilhelm Kempffs Freundschaft zu Albert Speer“

17. Juli 2015
Wolfgang Detel (Frankfurt am Main) und Martin Vogel (Gießen)
"Musikalische Hermeneutik: Parsen und Nachvollzug musikalischen Sinns”