Book Launch Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse

Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

The Institute of Music is holding a book launch for the third volume in the series “Musical
Cultures of the Twentieth Century”. Entitled Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary
Discourse and edited by Patrizia Veroli and Gianfranco Vinay (Routledge, London), the book
explores the nature of choreomusical work, its complex authorship, the cognitive processes
involved in dance performance and its modes of reception. Scholars of dance and music analyse
the ways in which the musical score changes its prescriptive status when part of a choreographic
project, the encounter between sound and motion on stage and the intersection of
listening and sight in the act of reception. As well as being of interest to musicologists considering
issues such as notation, multimedia and the analysis of performance, this book offers ideas
for applied research in the cognitive sciences. At the end of the presentation, the mdi ensemble
will perform works by Niccolò Castiglioni.