Chair/Presenter: Dr Matthew Noone
This presentation will explore the affective nature of musicking through Matthew Noone’s transcultural arts practice research. This seminar will investigate both performance and scholarly discourse about the parallels of affective states or heightened states of consciousness that are shared amongst multiple musical cultures. Matthew’s artistic practice will serve as a case study for a broader discussion on the affective and magical intentionality of numerous musical systems such as the blues, duende in flamenco, tarab in arabic music and trance in West African drumming. Musical analysis and scholarship will be augmented within theoretical frameworks from affect theory, performance studies, phenomenology and ecoacoustics.