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2014, iss. 44-2, pp. 156-168
'Human, all to human': Bare repetition and organism in minimal music
University of Arts
Keywords: minimalism; repetition; organism; ontology; the body; sensory perception
The main thesis in this work is that minimalism produces neutral sensory perception and is thereby complicit not only in the production of the body qua organism, but also in the wider socio-politico-economic environment that such a conception of the body entails. Minimalism produces neutral sensory perception by insisting on "bare repetition", the literal, direct, and immediate materiality of the work of art; in other words, it insists on a specific ontological relation between difference and the same, whereby the same, singular, and identical, predicated on representational thought, replace the different, which is expressed in becoming. Minimalism, neutral perception, the relative immanence of capitalism, and the body qua organism constitute a sort of chain, which should be subjected to critical analysis and a critique based on the concepts of difference, event, and encounter.
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article language: English
document type: Paper
DOI: 10.5937/newso1444156F
received: 30/09/2014
accepted: 02/10/2014
published in SCIndeks: 01/07/2021