Dark sound : being and timbre in Gothic

van Elferen, Isabella (2017) Dark sound : being and timbre in Gothic. In: IGA Mexico 2017 : Gothic Traditions and Departures : 13th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association; 18-21 Jul 2017, Cholula, Mexico. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In a music-aesthetic approach to Gothic based on Hans Gumbrecht’s notion of atmosphere and Jean-François Lyotard’s negotiation of the timbral sublime, my paper argues that timbre’s veiled vibrations are at the heart of Gothic darkness. Because the musicological and philosophical understanding of timbre remains largely mysterious, it does not just represent darkness: it also affords the shadows through which Gothic is defined and in which it hides.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Event Title: IGA Mexico 2017 : Gothic Traditions and Departures : 13th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association
Organising Body: International Gothic Association
Research Area: Communication, cultural and media studies
English language and literature
Music
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Performance and Screen Studies
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Depositing User: Isabella Van Elferen
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 16:09
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 16:09
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/38745

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