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Music performance and the mediality of the musical instrument: an Activity Theory perspective

Luc Nijs UGent, Micheline Lesaffre UGent and Marc Leman UGent (2010)
abstract
Music performance is all about the expressive communication of artistic ideas. To express these ideas to an audience, musicians depend on their musical instrument. Within the embodied music cognition paradigm the musical instrument is considered to be a multimodal technology that mediates between the performers mind (musical ideas) and physical energy (the sounding music) (Leman, 2007). But what exactly does this mediating role consists of? Is the musical instrument a mere material channel through which pre-defined meaning is transferred to the listener? Or does it play a constitutive role for the generation and communication of musical meaning?
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Activity
editor
Jin Hyun Kim UGent
place of publication
Köln
conference name
Mediality of Music Cogntion and Aisthesis (MeMCA) 2010
conference location
Köln
conference start
2010-02-19
conference end
2010-02-20
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
id
854881
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-854881
date created
2010-02-08 10:38:16
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:49
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  abstract     = {Music performance is all about the expressive communication of artistic ideas. To express these ideas to an audience, musicians depend on their musical instrument. Within the embodied music cognition paradigm the musical instrument is considered to be a multimodal technology that mediates between the performers mind 
(musical ideas) and physical energy (the sounding music) (Leman, 2007). But what exactly does this mediating role consists of? Is the musical instrument a mere material channel through which pre-defined meaning is transferred to the listener? Or does it play a 
constitutive role for the generation and communication of musical meaning?},
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  editor       = {Kim, Jin Hyun},
  keyword      = {Activity},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {K{\"o}ln},
  title        = {Music performance and the mediality of the musical instrument: an Activity Theory perspective},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Nijs, Luc, Micheline Lesaffre, and Marc Leman. 2010. “Music Performance and the Mediality of the Musical Instrument: An Activity Theory Perspective.” In , ed. Jin Hyun Kim. Köln.
APA
Nijs, L., Lesaffre, M., & Leman, M. (2010). Music performance and the mediality of the musical instrument: an Activity Theory perspective. In J. H. Kim (Ed.), . Presented at the Mediality of Music Cogntion and Aisthesis (MeMCA) 2010, Köln.
Vancouver
1.
Nijs L, Lesaffre M, Leman M. Music performance and the mediality of the musical instrument: an Activity Theory perspective. In: Kim JH, editor. Köln; 2010.
MLA
Nijs, Luc, Micheline Lesaffre, and Marc Leman. “Music Performance and the Mediality of the Musical Instrument: An Activity Theory Perspective.” Ed. Jin Hyun Kim. Köln, 2010. Print.