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Embodying Music
One-Day conference by Ulrich Mosch

Sat 21 July 2018, 10.00
Akademie für Tonkunst (Großer Saal)

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With Guillemette Bolens, Claudia Jeschke, Ulrich Mosch, Marcus Weiss and participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course

No one would deny that the musician’s body tone plays a decisive part in the act of performance. Any attempt to specify the exact nature of this part, however, leads us into a largely unexplored field. All that is clear is that the body tone is connected to the sonic aspect of music-making and the articulation of the music’s course in time, and also with the physical appearance of the performer. This study day will approach the phenomenon from different perspectives: four lectures will illuminate the different aspects of tone, its role in the physical appearance of artists, in the perceptions of a performing musician, and finally in music-making itself. The afternoon will be devoted to a workshop for instrumentalists in which the role of body tone is explored with reference to different pieces of music.

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