Music and Ethics by Marcel Cobussen

By Marcel Cobussen

It kind of feels self-evident that tune performs greater than simply a cultured position in modern society. moreover, music's social, political, emancipatory, and reasonably-priced features were the topic of a lot fresh study. Given this, it's dazzling that the topic of ethics has usually been missed in discussions approximately tune. a few of the types of engagement among tune and ethics are extra suitable than ever, and require sustained cognizance. "Music and Ethics" examines other ways during which tune can 'in itself' - in a uniquely musical method - give a contribution to theoretical discussions approximately ethics in addition to concrete ethical behaviour. We think about tune as approach, and music-making as interplay. basic to our figuring out is music's organization with engagement, together with touch with song throughout the act of listening, song as an immanent severe method that possesses profound cultural and historic value, and as an artwork shape that may be world-disclosive, formative of subjectivity, and contributive to intersubjective family. "Music and Ethics" doesn't supply a basic musico-ethical idea, yet explores ethics as a pragmatic notion, and demonstrates via concrete examples that the relation among track and ethics hasn't ever been absent.

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Response-ability to the other’s call precedes the freedom to speak. I am compelled to answer to this alterity – before any social contract. In The Other Side of Language, Gemma Corradi Fiumara contributes wise words on this topic. True or attentive listening creates a defence against any form of what she calls ‘logocratic terrorism’, which may enslave the mind. Fiumara presents listening as a possible complement, conjugation or coexistent interaction to the tradition of Western logocentrism, which attempts to excommunicate anything that ‘normal’ rationality is unable to grasp, thus keeping us within the same theoretical framework.

17 Directly resounding in Levinas’s call for attention for the ‘other’ are the horrors of World War II (Levinas was a Lithuanian Jew who lost most of his family in the German concentration camps) and, consequently, an aversion to the universalizing and unifying principles permeating Western civilization and its discourses. It is a call demanding that the powerless and vulnerable – particular peoples, realities, histories, experiences, knowledges, values, and truths that are excluded – be heard.

Musical materials provide parameters that can be used to frame certain experiences, certain perceptions, feelings and comportments. Following Wolff and McClary, our cautious claim here would be, first, that music is not only capable of representing certain ethical and moral values; moreover, in and through music – to the same extent as in written and spoken texts – ethics sets itself to work, as Heidegger might have put it. Music is not simply an aural depiction of ethical opinions; music might be capable of opening up the ethical, of confronting us with ethics, with concepts like hospitality and alterity.

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