Musical Practice as a Form of Life

How Making Music Can be Meaningful and Real

Is musical practice ›real‹ – and how is it connected with everyday life? Eva-Maria Houben shows that making music changes as soon as its meaning is not sought in a purpose-oriented production of results, but in performing music as an activity – indeed, as play. Musical practice, Eva-Maria Houben contends, should be understood as open and never finished. Such an emphasis on repetition can free us from perfection, productivity, and purpose, allowing meaning to unfold in specific situations, places, and relationships. Thus understood, musical practice can become a form of life and a reality in its own right.

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2019-09-27, ca. 250 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4573-6

This product will be released at 27 September 2019

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Author(s)
Eva-Maria Houben
Book title
Musical Practice as a Form of Life How Making Music Can be Meaningful and Real
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 250
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 84 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4573-6
Commodity Group
1591
BIC-Code
AVA
BISAC-Code
MUS020000
THEMA-Code
AVA
Release date
2019-09-27
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Musik
Readership
Musicology, Music Theory, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Philosophy as well as Performers, Ensembles, or musically interested laymen
Keywords/Tags
Performativity, Music Performance, Corporeality, Metaphor, Musical Analysis, Music, Culture, Musicology, Cultural Studies

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