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A World of Feeling: Music, Affect and Heightened States of Consciousness

October 4 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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.


October 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Theatre 2, Irish World Academy