In ascolto del suono e in attesa del senso
19 May 2018
Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Witte Zaal - Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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ARIA (Paolo Galli)
ARIA Research Seminar: journey through the relationships between sound and sense in the musical practice of the twentieth and twenty-first century
About the seminar
The main purpose of this seminar is the investigation of the connections between vocal/instrumental/electronic music and linguistics, with the specific aim of examining the relations and the subtle transformations between sound and sense.
Influenced by new linguistic theories and stimulated by the possibilities arising from the improvement of vocal/instrumental techniques and the development of new technologies, some renowned composers of the twentieth and twenty-first century, such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio, Luigi Nono, Jonathan Harvey, were able to establish fruitful interactions between vocal/instrumental/electronic compositions and the phonetic dimension of the linguistic apparatus. In this regards, the increased interest in the timbral dimension of language became the catalyst of those musical processes which enabled composers to explore and map the unknown and continuously evolving territory between words as bearers of meaning (‘sense’) and words as sound material (‘sound’).
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