The paper presents a phenomenological investigation of Conlon Nancarrow’s Study 40 a for player piano, employing the method of experimental listening developed by the authors. This method is based on approaches from the music phenomenology of Don Ihde, Thomas Clifton and Lawrence Ferrara. In experimental listening, two people listen multiple times to a piece of music, guided by deliberately varied focus on listening, and describe their observations and reflections after each listening. We explain the method and its background, report our observations and reflections, and discuss our findings briefly in relation to an analysis of the notated score.
|Translated title of the contribution||The breakthrough of ragtime. A phenomenological investigation of Conlon Nancarrow’s Study 40a for player piano.|
|Journal||Pilacremus. Perspectiva interdisciplinaria del laboratorio de creación musical|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2020|
- Nancarrow, player piano, phenomenology, hermeneutics, music listening, musical time, musical space