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Seeing the music in their hands: How conductors' depictions shape the music

Emerson, K., Williamson, V. and Wilkinson, R. (2017). Seeing the music in their hands: How conductors' depictions shape the music. Paper presented at the ESCOM 2017 25th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, 31 July - 04 August 2017, Ghent, Belgium.

Abstract

Depiction is a way of ‘showing’ meaning through certain gestures or demonstrations. Conductors often use depiction, including multimodal depiction, as well as descriptive talk, to convey meaning to their choirs. This paper considers four short extracts from choir rehearsals with different conductors, to show how they combine description and depiction, including vocal models, facial expressions, metaphoric and iconic gestures and body language to communicate about music, specifically here as part of the activity of modelling.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Psychology
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 11:48
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23284
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