On sensorial openness in music ensemble playing — resonance and entrainment

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Abstract

Collaborative settings of music performance imply a real-time feedback response in an interactive multi-sensorial environment. Can we ― and if so how do we ― adjust ourselves in the continuity of a co-created performance? When the artist is a soloist, feedback loops are rather monological, and the produced sound reflects in a mirror-like way the embodied output of the artist. In co-creative performances, the monologue is reinforced not only by a dialogue-like exchange but by co-creative synchronisation and reinforcement of shared musical pulse, sound and intentions. The senses, actions and perceptions of and by the body are multiplied and collaboratively transformed. Each musician needs a lot of skill to control, cope with and display these multiple sound-reflections of and to his or her body.
This lecture will shortly develop some scientific, philosophical and musical insights into these sensorial affordances and skills needed in co-creative music-performance settings and point to the pedagogical implications. Co-created sound and co-created pulse emerge from embodied, sensorial and reflective (and often tacit) intentions which include bio-physiological notions as entrainment, multi-sensoriality and enaction. This situation of continuous 're-sonance' and 'con-sonance' resembles the mirror room of Leonardo Da Vinci. Specific experiences of flow in sound — 're-sonance' — and in time (pulse) — 'entrainment' — emerge, creating a space in which the boundaries of self and other are blurred.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Chamber Music Conference 2016, Chamber Music in the XXIth Century: New perspectives and challenges
PublisherPolitema
Pages35-42
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-972-8688-86-8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2017
EventInternational Chamber Music Conference 2016: Chamber Music in the XXIth Century: New perspectives and challenges - Fundação Casa da Música, Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 11 Mar 201613 Mar 2016
https://www.aec-music.eu/about-aec/news/chamber-music-in-the-xxi-century-new-perspectives-and-challenges

Conference

ConferenceInternational Chamber Music Conference 2016
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period11/03/1613/03/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • music
  • ensemble playing
  • feedback
  • affordance
  • resonance
  • artistic research

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