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- DescriptionThe prostheses Peter Szendy explores-those peculiar artifacts kwn as musical instruments-are t only technical devices but also bodies that live a strange phantom life, as uncanny as a sixth finger or a third lung. The musicological impulse to inventory those bodies that produce sound is called into question here. In Szendy's hands, its respectable corpus of scholarship is read aslant, so as to tease out what it usually prefers to hide: hybrids and grafts produced by active fictions, monsters, and chimera awaiting the opportunity to be embodied. Beyond these singular bodies that music composes and disposes there lies the figure of a collective social body ready to emerge amid an innervated apparatus that operates at a distance, telepathically. Phantom Limbs touches on bodies of all shapes and sizes that haunt the edges of music's conceptualizations. Music continually reinvents such bodies and reconvenes them in new collective formations. It is their dynamics and crystallizations that Szendy auscultates on a motley corpus that includes Bach, Diderot, Berlioz, Eisenstein, Disney, and Monk.
- Author BiographyPeter Szendy is David Herlihy Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Brown University. His books in English include All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage; Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials: Cosmopolitical Philosofictions; and Listen: A History of Our Ears (all Fordham). Will Bishop holds a doctorate in French Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Paris, where he teaches and translates.
- Author(s)Peter Szendy
- PublisherFordham University Press
- Date of Publication02/11/2015
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFordham University Press
- Content Note5 black & white illustrations
- Weight358 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Translated byWill Bishop
- Format DetailsCloth
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