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Reading Music: Further Adventures in Creative Musicology

Kefala-Kerr, John (2011) Reading Music: Further Adventures in Creative Musicology. Muzikas Akademijas Raksti, VIII. pp. 130-139. ISSN 2243-5719

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This article 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’.

KEYWORDS: narratology, fiction, creative musicology, theory, composition

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Depositing User: John Kefala-Kerr


Item ID: 4087
ISSN: 2243-5719
ISBN: 15595749
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 08:22
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:36


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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