Musical Idioms as Meaningful and Expressive Constants. Marek Piaček: Apolloopera - A Melodrama about Bombing for the Choir, Actor and Trombone

Espes 7 (2):4-13 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Musical idioms may appear side by side in a wide variety of historical, group-based or individual compositional styles used in the postmodern compositions. The reception interpretation of musical works is based on the idioms of musical speech as meaningful and expressive constants. Not only do the reveal the positive or negative ties of current musical language to the musical poetics from previous periods, they also update their meanings. The idiomatic musical structures naturally grow into the social system of music and thus become part of the deeper levels of European compositional tradition. Musical meanings are becoming typical for the particular sectors of European musical culture, and may even become their emblem. It is even likely that the idioms cease to be seen as a complex musical structure in the process of reception and they become a plain composition material, singular units of musical language. Using the postmodern composition Apolloopera by Marek Piaček, we illustrate the in-depth reference platform of musical idioms and examine the role of idiomatic units in the structure of a postmodern piece.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,088

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Piece for the end of time: In defence of musical ontology.Andrew Kania - 2008 - British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (1):65-79.
The Interpretation of music: philosophical essays.Michael Krausz (ed.) - 1993 - New York: Oxford University Press.
Musical Perdurantism and the Problem of Intermittent Existence.Alexey Aliyev - 2017 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 94 (1-2):83-100.
The Metaphysics of Mash‐Ups.Christopher Bartel - 2015 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73 (3):297-308.

Analytics

Added to PP
2018-12-19

Downloads
10 (#1,055,677)

6 months
5 (#311,051)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Themes in the Philosophy of Music.Stephen Davies - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (4):397-399.
Themes in the Philosophy of Music.Saam Trivedi - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 37 (3):108.
Music, philosophy, and modernity.Andrew Bowie - 2007 - New York: Cambridge University Press.

View all 7 references / Add more references