Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Utilisation et " présentation esthétique " des instruments de musique.

Abstract : I name " aesthetic display " (or " aesthetic presentation " : présentation esthétique) the fact that an artist displays perceptibly (hence " aesthetic "), but not discursively, some conditions or means specific to his art in the very forms this art takes. In certain musical pieces, some instruments are so displayed by the musician : in that case, the instrument is not put at use for the sake of music only, but also for its own sake. Music thus becomes the instrument of its instrument. I propose here to analyse both the Six concerts à plusieurs instruments by J.-S. Bach and the Sequenze by Luciano Berio with this view in mind. However, the distinction between the simple " use " of an instrument and its " aesthetic display " is not easy to grasp with clarity : it is indeed difficult to use an instrument without displaying it, or at least without tending toward displaying it, and it is impossible to display an instrument without using it. Furthermore, the aesthetic attention of the listener plays a significant part in this process.
Complete list of metadatas
Contributor : Florence Thill <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 5:33:07 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 9:54:02 AM

Links full text




Bernard Sève. Utilisation et " présentation esthétique " des instruments de musique.. Methodos : savoirs et textes, Savoirs textes langage - UMR 8163, 2011, 11, Revue en ligne ( ⟨10.4000/methodos.2569⟩. ⟨halshs-00594108⟩



Record views