Conclusion: Music as Somatechné

  • Laura Glitsos
Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)


This chapter concludes the arguments put forth in this book by way of exploring a final assertion: That the musical text as it interfaces with the body is the ultimate technicity of listening. At the root of all the techniques and technologies through which music is mediated, it is the primary aspects of music which provide us an ultimate technical gift. From the organization of sounds to the tempo of beats, to the granularity of vocality and the all the details in between—it is music which we might call an ultimate exteriorization in the pursuit of pleasure. The body brings music into being, but simultaneously, this chapter looks at the way in which music brings the body into being.


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  • Laura Glitsos
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  1. 1.Faculty of HumanitiesEdith Cowan UniversityPerthAustralia

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