Che Cos'è un “Oggetto Musicale”?

Author: Arbo, Alessandro

Source: Rivista di estetica, 7 July 2012, vol. 52, no. 50, pp. 9-27(19)


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The discussion about the uses of the concept “musical object” highlights the difficulties of the project – put forward by Pierre Schaeffer (1966) – of basing its definition on the idea of “objet sonore”. Moreover, the proposal to assimilate the functions of the “objet sonore” to those fulfilled by a “musical work” turns out to be no less problematic. A new definition is proposed: a musical object is a social object resulting from the inscription of perceived sound(s), or of the acoustic event(s)/object(s), in a reference system recognized as “musical” by a group of (minimally) two people.

Language: Italian

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 7, 2012

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