Convolutions of musical meaning - a sociopsychological note on listening to music
Keywords:social psychology of music, epistemology of music research, functions of music
AbstractThe main aim of this paper is to indicate the relations between the composer’s and the listener’s level of understanding music. More specifically: do both levels have a common mechanism? An answer to this question is offered after surveying 1) scholarly perspectives dealing with the levels through which music affords meanings, 2) musicological elaborations of musical meaning, and 3) the analysis of three cases from contemporary Slovenian music. The text is directed toward a plea for considering a mutually “compatible” vocabulary of music research.
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