Silence, Music, Silent Music

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Nicky Losseff, Jennifer Ruth Doctor
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Music - 253 pages
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In this book, different disciplines - history, music analysis, psychology, cognition, performance practices, social practices, music therapy, religious studies, philosophy - intersect in considering the multiplicity of relationships that exist between music and silence.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
List of Illustrations and Music Examples
20
Faith Silence and Darkness Entwined in Messiaens
37
Olivier Messiaens
53
Contemplating Silences and Cinematic Death
69
Film Sound Music and the Art of Silence
87
Pragmatics of Silence
97
Some Noisy Ruminations on Susan SontagsAesthetics of Silence
127
Preliminary Thoughts About Silence in Early Western Chant
141
The Communicative Rest
155
Silence Music and Communication
169
Silent Music and the Eternal Silence
205
Selected Bibliography
223
Index
245
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About the author (2007)

Nicky Losseff and Jenny Doctor are both Senior Lecturers in the Department of Music, University of York, UK.

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