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Theorizing Musical Ritual. / Venn, Edward.

2010. Paper presented at 13th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Department of Musicology, University of Helsinki, Finland, .

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Venn, E 2010, 'Theorizing Musical Ritual.', Paper presented at 13th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Department of Musicology, University of Helsinki, Finland, 7/03/10 - 11/03/10.

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Venn, E. (2010). Theorizing Musical Ritual.. Paper presented at 13th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Department of Musicology, University of Helsinki, Finland, .

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Venn E. Theorizing Musical Ritual.. 2010. Paper presented at 13th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Department of Musicology, University of Helsinki, Finland, .

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Venn, Edward. / Theorizing Musical Ritual. Paper presented at 13th International Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Musical Semiotics, Department of Musicology, University of Helsinki, Finland, .

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abstract = "Music has had a long association with ritual practice, and is used to provide a variety of iconic, indexical and symbolic functions within the ritual framework. In its interactions with other ritual objects and actions, music loses its identity as “music” and – from a semantic viewpoint at least – becomes an indivisible part of the ritual whole. The functional nature of {\textquoteleft}ritual{\textquoteright} music means that it is almost never considered from an aesthetic-philosophical viewpoint. Conversely, music that is the focus of such analysis (whether it is {\textquoteleft}art{\textquoteright} or {\textquoteleft}popular{\textquoteright}) has rarely been considered from a ritual standpoint. Given the ubiquity of ritual in human (and possibly animal) behaviour, I argue that the possibility exists for its structures and processes to find expression within musical forms. In this paper, I shall outline some of the necessary conditions for {\textquoteleft}ritual thinking{\textquoteright} in music, along with the interpretative opportunities this observation gives rise to.",
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