๐Ÿ“’ Silence by John Cage

Genre : Art
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
ISBN_10 : 0819560286
Copyright Year : 1961-06
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John Cage is the outstanding composer of avant-garde music today. The Saturday Review said of him: โ€œCage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator- that of an original mind- and whether that originality pleases, irritates, amuses or outrages is irrelevant.โ€ โ€œHe refuses to sermonize or pontificate. What John Cage offers is more refreshing, more spirited, much more fun-a kind of carefree skinny-dipping in the infinite. Itโ€™s whatโ€™s happening now.โ€ โ€“The American Record Guide โ€œThere is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. Sounds occur whether intended or not; the psychological turning in direction of those not intended seems at first to be a giving up of everything that belongs to humanity. But one must see that humanity and nature, not separate, are in this world together, that nothing was lost when everything was given away.โ€

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Genre : Music
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781351548649
Copyright Year : 2017-07-05
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The contributions in this volume focus on the ways in which silence and music relate, contemplate each other and provide new avenues for addressing and gaining understanding of various realms of human endeavour. The book maps out this little-explored aspect of the sonic arena with the intention of defining the breadth of scope and to introduce interdisciplinary paths of exploration as a way forward for future discourse. Topics addressed include the idea of 'silent music' in the work of English philosopher Peter Sterry and Spanish Jesuit St John of the Cross; the apparently paradoxical contemplation of silence through the medium of music by Messiaen and the relationship between silence and faith; the aesthetics of Susan Sontag applied to Cage's idea of silence; silence as a different means of understanding musical texture; ways of thinking about silences in music produced during therapy sessions as a form of communication; music and silence in film, including the idea that music can function as silence; and the function of silence in early chant. Perhaps the most all-pervasive theme of the book is that of silence and nothingness, music and spirituality: a theme that has appeared in writings on John Cage but not, in a broader sense, in scholarly writing. The book reveals that unexpected concepts and ways of thinking emerge from looking at sound in relation to its antithesis, encompassing not just Western art traditions, but the relationship between music, silence, the human psyche and sociological trends - ultimately, providing deeper understanding of the elemental places both music and silence hold within world philosophies and fundamental states of being. Silence, Music, Silent Music will appeal to those working in the fields of musicology, psychology of religion, gender studies, aesthetics and philosophy.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9027254109
Copyright Year : 2007
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How and why is silence used interculturally? Approaching the phenomenon of silence from multiple perspectives, this book shows how silence is used, perceived and at times misinterpreted in intercultural communication. Using a model of key aspects of silence in communication ย– linguistic, cognitive and sociopsychological ย– and fundamental levels of social organization ย– individual, situational and sociocultural - the book explores the intricate relationship between perceptions and performance of silence in interaction involving Japanese and Australian participants. Through a combination of macro- and micro- ethnographic analyses of university seminar interactions, the stereotypes of the 'silent East' is reconsidered, and the tension between local and sociocultural perspectives of intercultural communication is addressed. The book has relevance to researchers and students in intercultural pragmatics, discourse analysis and applied linguistics.

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Genre : Religion
Publisher : Eisenbrauns
ISBN_10 : 1575061317
Copyright Year : 2007
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Scholar Israel Knohl offers a new perspective on the history and theology of the Priestly source of the Pentateuch. Knohl claims that groups associated with the Priestly Torah appear ensconced within the Temple, operating within a "Sanctuary of Silence", in contrast to the later Holiness School, which reached a loftier conception of God and a broader purview of faith, holiness, and practice.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Duke University Press
ISBN_10 : 0822324946
Copyright Year : 2000
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A history of Partition--the separation of India and Pakistan in 1947--from a personal and feminist perspective.

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๐Ÿ“’ Roman De Silence by Heldris (de Cornuรคlle.)

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : MSU Press
ISBN_10 : UOM:39015056167706
Copyright Year : 1999
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This bilingual edition, based on a reexamination of the Old French manuscript, makes Silence available to specialists and students in various fields of literature, to those in women's studies and, most important, to everyone who loves a first-rate story.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Multilingual Matters
ISBN_10 : 1853596973
Copyright Year : 2004-01-01
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This text examines the under-researched and often troubling phenomenon of silence in second language learning through a triangulation of SLA research, memoirs and language learner diaries, and psychoanalytic concepts of anxiety, ambivalence, conflict and loss. It moves beyond the view of silence as the mere absence of speech, inviting the reader to consider it as both a psychical event and a linguistic moment in the continuous process of identity formation.

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๐Ÿ“’ Organizing Silence by Robin Patric Clair

Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SUNY Press
ISBN_10 : 0791439410
Copyright Year : 1998-01-01
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A thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. Sexual harassment is explored as an example.

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๐Ÿ“’ Silence by Adam Jaworski

Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
ISBN_10 : 9783110821918
Copyright Year : 1997-01-01
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๐Ÿ“’ The Reading Of Silence by Patricia Ondek Laurence

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Stanford University Press
ISBN_10 : 0804721793
Copyright Year : 1991
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This is a study of Virginia Woolf's lifelong preoccupation with silence and the barrier between the sayable and the unsayable. Using a wide range of thinkers from Kierkegaard to Kristeva and Derrida, Laurence demonstrates convincingly that Woolf was the first modern woman novelist to practice silence in her writing and that, in so doing, she created a new language of the mind and changed the metaphor of silence from one of absence or oppression to one of presence and strength. It suggests new directions for Woolf criticism.

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