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Music and the Modern Condition: Investigating the Boundaries by Dr Ilic Ljubica

By Dr Ilic Ljubica

Two an important moments within the formation and disintegration of musical modernity and the musical canon happened on the flip of the 17th and the 1st half the 20 th century. Dr Ljubica Ilic presents a clean and shut examine those moments, exploring the methods musical compositions shift to and clear of ideological constructions pointed out with modernity. the focal point is on ecu artwork song whose grand narrative, outlined through tonality and teleological improvement, starts off within the 17th century and ends with twentieth-century modernisms. this actual musical "language video game" coincides with ancient alterations within the phenomenological knowing of house and selfhood. A key idea of the ebook issues musical compositions that stay with out right conclusions: if the healthy (musical) paintings is a manifestation of healthy subjectivity, the items Ilic explores deny it, reflecting clash of the person with prior ideals, with contexts, or even in the self because the easy smooth situation. The musical paintings is, accordingly, nonetheless bounded and well-defined, yet fractured by way of the incapacity or refusal to satisfactorily finish: the implicit lower pressured upon it adjustments the predicted musical movement or - talking in spatial phrases - it affects the musical shape. by utilizing the metaphor of area, Ilic explores: how the life of a separate self as a prime characteristic of Western modernity turns into negotiated via wisdom of the subject's personal independence and individuality; innerness as anything totally break free its atmosphere; and the collective area of social interplay. Seeing musical storytelling as a metaphoric illustration of selfhood, and modernity as a old continuum, Ilic examines the limits and relationships among the musical paintings, the topic, and smooth eu history.

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