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Взирането и вслушването в музиката
Seeing Music and Listening to It

Author(s): Kristina Yapova
Subject(s): Music, Aesthetics, Psychology of Self, Behaviorism
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: Augustine; armonica; Boethius; De musica; De institutione musica; listening to music; music; musica; musica mundana; musica humana; musica instrumentalis; quadrivium; seeing music;

Summary/Abstract: Seeing and listening are taken as two fundamental attitudes toward music; the former is presupposed by the relation between the object (of study) and the subject (of knowledge), while the latter is constituted by the opportunity to understand founded on the musical act as such, i.e. on the actuality of music. Insofar as motion is an inherent property of music, it is reasonable to distinguish two directions connected to these attitudes. While seeing, referring to what can be seen, moves in a direction against music, listening as a way of understanding goes along with music. Some meaningful historical precedents of musical knowledge, dominated by either of these attitudes, are examined (mainly through works by St. Augustine and Boethius) in order to point out the primacy of listening over seeing for a contemporary philosophy of music

  • Issue Year: XXVI/2017
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 103-118
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English, Bulgarian