"Chords Blur like Polaroids in Reverse": Reading Thimio's House — a novelistic symphony in seventy chapters (and four movements)

Kefala-Kerr, John (2014) "Chords Blur like Polaroids in Reverse": Reading Thimio's House — a novelistic symphony in seventy chapters (and four movements). In: International Words and Music Conference, 11 - 12 Apr 2014, Maribor, Slovenia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In his recent book, Thimio's House (Perfect Edge 2013), composer John Kefala Kerr appropriates the literary form of the novel in pursuit of a form of 'creative musicology' that challenges traditional word-music paradigms.

In this presentation John combines extracts from his "symphonic" novel with passages of his music in order to explore the limits of music's narratology and the extent of language's musicality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Performing Arts > Music
Divisions: Creative and Cultural Practices Beacon > Art and Design Workstream
Faculty of Arts Design and Media > Department of Arts and Design
Depositing User: Ashleigh Little
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 08:27
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 08:27
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/4928

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