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A concert series consisting entirely of works commissioned for LEMUR’s musical robots. The series will feature live pieces by composer/performers John Flansburgh and John Linnell (They Might Be Giants); J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus); Morton Subotnick; and George Lewis,; along with pieces for solo robots by R. Luke DuBois, and Brendan Adamson. (The same program will be performed on each of the three nights.) FOR TICKETS VISIT: www.brownpapertickets.com.
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Jun 1, 2007
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Transcultural Music Review: Gesture in Contemporary Music

bola9.jpg Gesture in Contemporary Music: On The Edge Between Sound Materiality And Signification by Edson Zanpronha, Transcultural Music Review #9, 2005.

Abstract: In this paper I approach a variety of topics related to musical gesture in contemporary music. I explain how gesture can be understood in contemporary music. I show that sound materiality and signification are very closely related and that gesture is on the edge between them; that gestures can be regarded as a natural ground to justify compositional options; that significations can be introduced by gestures into the composition, and that to deconstruct stereotyped symbolic gestures is to bring them closer to sound materiality. I analyze transcultural significations in gesture and the reduction of signification to gesture. I comment on gesture in performance in the particular case of electroacoustic music, and I conclude by commenting on gesture and the poetic conception of the contemporary music as a resource to concentrate listening in one of its central plots.


May 23, 2007
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