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Reading Music: Further Adventures in Creative Musicology

Kefala-Kerr, John (2010) Reading Music: Further Adventures in Creative Musicology. In: 42nd Baltic Musicology Conference, 28-29 Oct 2010, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy, Riga, Latvia.

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This paper considers words and music in close proximity: how ‘words about music’ might occupy themselves in ways other than as ‘mere’ exegesis, and how ‘music about words’ might challenge music’s assumed self-sufficiency. Through examples of my work in ‘creative musicology’, I explore that hinterland where literary-poetic writing borders musicology. An underlying premise of the article is that the products of musical creation are always already ‘critical work done’.

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Depositing User: John Kefala-Kerr


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Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 13:09
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:32


Author: John Kefala-Kerr

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Performing Arts > Music

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