Although music is often heard as a continuous stream of sound, it is also possible to pick out more distinct sonic events, sometimes known as sonic objects. Experiencing these sonic objects may involve other senses such as vision, motion and touch, in addition to hearing. Drawing on the works of the French pioneer of musique concrète in the second half of the 20th century, Pierre Schaeffer, music researcher Rolf Inge Godøy discusses aural perception and the relationship between sound and bodily motion in the experience of music.
Rolf Inge Godøy is professor of music theory at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo. His main interest is in phenomenological approaches to music theory, in other words, taking subjective experiences of music as a point of departure for music theory. This work has been expanded to include research on music-related body motion in performance and listening.
Plus Minus Ensemble
11 September 2015, 5 pm Den Norske Opera & Ballett