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MUSICAL RESEARCH IN CRISIS: The Tower of Babel and the Ministry of Truth

Kevin Korsyn

in Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins with a discussion of the crisis confronting musical scholarship. Musical research is described as becoming like a Tower of Babel, where members of opposing groups seem to be ... More


SEARCH FOR AN ANTIMETHOD: Begin at the Impasses

Kevin Korsyn

in Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter argues that the present crisis confronting musical scholarship needs something like an antimethod that will ask how current methods work by examining their enabling conditions. Given the ... More


Decentering Music: A Critique of Contemporary Musical Research

Kevin Korsyn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195104547
eISBN:
9780199868988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104547.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book examines the struggle for the authority to speak about music at a time when the humanities are in crisis. By linking the institutions that support musical research, including professional ... More


Thought of Music

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288799
eISBN:
9780520963627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288799.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

What, exactly, is knowledge of music? And what does it tell us about humanistic knowledge in general? This book grapples directly with these fundamental questions—questions especially compelling at a ... More


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