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The Embodiment of Authority

Perspectives on Performances


Edited By Taina Riikonen and Marjaana Virtanen

Performance is a forum for social action, embodied interaction and shared authority. Recently, as the various acts and agencies surrounding a performance have become the target of scholarly interest, the complex split between theory and practice has been challenged, as has the idea of a singular, disembodied authorial ownership of the socio-material meanings surrounding performance. The Embodiment of Authority approaches performance, issues of authority and negotiated knowledge production through multi-material research data and interdisciplinary methods. The book discusses the relationship between authorial questions and performances via the following topics: shared authorities, ontologies of art work, diverse roles of rehearsals in the performance process, and embodied knowledge.
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Sound Art, Music and the Rehabilitation of Schizophonia


Abstract This study contributes to current discussion on the relationship between sound art and music and examines the role of cruelty within it. The narrative offers a restored position for ‘schizophonia’, a term that takes on the role of homeopathic cruelty, thereby providing a measured dose of pathogen and enabling a critique of musical and sound-art practice as a means of opening up the possibility for rehabilitation.

Dr Thomas Gardner is a musician and composer, especially interested in the relations between sound art and music. He is a senior lecturer and course director of the MA in Sound Art at the London College of Communication and a member of CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Art Practice).

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