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By Elaine King,Anthony Gritten

This quantity showcases key theoretical principles and sensible issues within the growing to be sector of scholarship on musical gesture. The ebook constructs and explores the kin among song and gesture from a variety of differing views, picking theoretical techniques and studying the character of particular types of gesture in musical functionality. The twelve chapters during this quantity are prepared right into a heuristic development from conception to perform, from essay to case research. Theoretical issues in regards to the interpretation of musical gestures are pointed out and phrased when it comes to semiotics, the mimetic speculation, ideas of musical strength, immanence, citation and subject, and the paintings of musical gestures. The lives of musical gestures in functionality are printed via attractive with their rhythmic homes in addition to inquiring into the respiring of pianists, the character of clarinettists' physically routine, and the actual acts and personae of person artists, particularly Keith Jarrett and Robbie Williams. The reader is inspired to hear some of the resonances and tensions among the chapters, together with the significance given to our bodies, techniques, motions, expressions, and interpretations of musical gesture. The ebook could be of value to musicologists, theorists, semioticians, analysts, composers and performers, in addition to students operating in numerous study groups with an curiosity within the research of gesture.

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