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Barthes and Insignificant Music

François Noudelmann

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Barthes kept music separate from semiology, refusing to regard sounds as signs. By analysing music from the perspective of his body, he made audible its discreet phenomenologies. Many experiences, ... More


Non-prehensile Skilled Movements

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses skilled hand movements that are non-prehensile. Such movements cover a diverse array of activities ranging from the gestures made as part of normal speech or as a substitute ... More


The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

François Noudelmann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book engages the musicality of Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Roland Barthes, all of whom were amateur piano players and acute lovers of the medium. Though piano playing was a ... More


Movement analysis in pianists

Hans-Christian Jabusch

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter focuses on movement analysis in piano playing. There has been growing interest in the analysis of movements and performance in piano playing from different perspectives such as music ... More


The Piano Touches Me

François Noudelmann

in The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines how Roland Barthes affirmed the radical difference between playing and discussing music yet wrote about his own piano playing. Barthes played the piano daily; he was also a ... More


Resonances

François Noudelmann

in The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

By following Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Roland Barthes in their regular practice of the piano, this book has revealed how much playing music carries with it a whole life of feelings, ... More


Poetic Engagement with Piano-Playing Women Automata

Adelheid Voskuhl

in Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines literary texts that use the two piano-playing women as motifs to develop broader intellectual and poetic agendas about the boundaries between humans and machines. In the years ... More


Brain activation during piano playing

Marc Bangert

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses brain imaging in piano playing. It examines in detail an electroencephalography (EEG) study covering the topics of auditory-sensorimotor maps and rapid motor plasticity. It ... More


Intuition

François Noudelmann

in The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153942
eISBN:
9780231527200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153942.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book focuses on the musicality of Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Roland Barthes, with particular emphasis on their ability to play the piano. Piano playing is not a simple hobby; it ... More


• Keyboard Playing

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0025
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Almost all musicians who came into direct contact with Felix Mendelssohn were impressed by his extraordinary abilities as an executant musician. Clara Schumann, Ferdinand Hiller, and others noted how ... More


Hand movements and musical performance

Thomas E. Jerde, Marco Santello, Martha Flanders, and John F. Soechting

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses movement kinematics in musical performance. Hand movements, like all movements, are subject to biomechanical and neural constraints. The design of musical instruments and the ... More


MacDowell the Pianist

E. Douglas Bomberger

in MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199899296
eISBN:
9780190268343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199899296.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

In Boston, necessity forced MacDowell to rely on his piano skills to earn a living, and during the next several years he made his reputation as much by performing and teaching as by composing. This ... More


• Conducting

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0030
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During Felix Mendelssohn's time, the art of conducting was still very much in its infancy. He played a major role in its development by being at the forefront of developments in conducting, ... More


Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Adelheid Voskuhl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The eighteenth century saw the creation of a number of remarkable mechanical androids: at least ten prominent automata were built between 1735 and 1810 by clockmakers, court mechanics, and other ... More


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