The playing now: A philosophical investigation of present time in music
Summary, in English
Musical practice embodies temporal phenomena like pulse, tempo, timing, ad lib, accelerando and fermata. The musical present can be viewed as a moment of semantic fullness, a meaningful moment. Music can carry narrative, which is a related phenomenon, also containing intrinsic temporality. Furthermore, music can be improvised in the present moment. The tonal texture of music is experienced as a context, a coherency with an intrinsic temporality. This symposium is set to investigate how music can be experienced, philosophically speaking, in the present moment. In order to do this, we introduce a number of prominent Western philosophers who have taken an interest in the phenomenon of time by using the phenomenon of music as a lens: Saint Augustine, Husserl, Bakhtin and Ricoeur. After this introductory presentation, the symposium continues as a dialogue between the perspectives provided by these philosophers.
- Malmö Theatre Academy
- Malmö Academy of Music
19th conference of Nordic Network for Research in Music Education (NNMPF), 2015
2015-03-03 - 2015-03-05