‘It don’t mean a thing …’: Rhythm, signs, and social signification.

Peter Nelson, Iain Campbell

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Abstract

In this joint paper we will discuss what theories of the sign can tell us about rhythm. Rhythms are present in our lives from the very beginning, as sounds, practices and experiences. They ‘enskill’ us in the sense that they provide us with temporal diagrams for our social interactions, with music as a key medium for this enskilling. What are these ‘temporal diagrams’ and how do they enable social practice, including musicking? Theories of the sign, by Peirce, Deleuze and Guattari, and others may provide some strategies for exploring these questions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 12 Jul 2019
EventRoyal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference - University of London Kings College, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
https://musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/events/mpsg-2019/

Conference

ConferenceRoyal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period11/07/1912/07/19
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Keywords

  • rhythm
  • semiotics
  • Peirce
  • time

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