The Sound of Repeating Life: Ethics and Metaphysics in Deleuze’s Philosophy of Music

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The author analysis ofAm Horizont focuses specifically on how the material realities of the body are refigured through the bodily sensations of sound. He focuses on the relation of art and philosophy in light of deleuze’s claim that his writings on art are ʼnothing but philosophy’ with the larger goal of developing a critical approach to music through the prism Gilles Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophical thought. The author examines a productive critical account of a 1991 musical work by the German composer Wolfgang Rihm, Am Horizont, for violin, cello, and accordion. He has encountered this piece through a recorded performance by the Ensemble Recherche and through the published score of the work. The author approach to productive criticism of this work comprises three strands of thought, each woven out of ideas deriving from various sources. Rihm’s title Am Horizont itself alludes to horizontal edges, to the distant line between earth and sky.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSounding the Virtual
Subtitle of host publicationGilles Deleuze and the Theory and Philosophy of Music
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781317052456
ISBN (Print)9780754667735
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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