Gestualidad y música coral (Gestures and Choral Music)

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José Gallardo

Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano

Date Written: September 23, 2011

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Este texto analiza dos posiciones divergentes que encontramos en los montajes corales actuales: el llamado performance dinámico y el performance tradicional. El punto de convergencia entre ambos tipos de interpretación es precisamente el gesto musical, que trataremos de definir desde ambas vertientes. Si bien los gestos suelen ser procesos involuntarios donde es difícil tratar de establecer una “intuitividad” o intencionalidad primaria –por no mencionar una intuición–, el asunto del movimiento corporal ligado a la expresividad musical es un tema que debe ser tratado con detenimiento. El problema para tratar aquí es, entonces: ¿el gesto musical está constituido por un performance dinámico donde lo extra musical prima sobre lo musical, y que, además, no se encuentra incorporado en la partitura? O ¿es una figuración determinada en la partitura, una suma de velocidad, dinámica, ritmo, altura y timbre?

English Abstract: This paper analyzes two diverging positions that we find in current coral assemblies: the so called dynamic performance and the traditional performance. The point of convergence between both types of interpretation is precisely the musical gesture, which we will attempt to define from both postures. While gestures are involuntary processes where it is difficult trying to establish a primary intuitiveness or purpose – not to mention an intuition – the issue of body movement linked to musical expression is a matter that must be treated in detail. The problem being addressed here is, then: is musical gesture constituted by a dynamic performance where extra musical aspects should take priority over musical ones, and, moreover, are not included in the score? Or, is musical gesture an established imagining determined in the score, a sum of speed, dynamics, rhythm, pitch and timbre?

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Keywords: gesture, music, choir

Suggested Citation

Gallardo, José, Gestualidad y música coral (Gestures and Choral Music) (September 23, 2011). Trilogía Ciencia Tecnología Sociedad, Vol. 3, No. 5, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3528760

José Gallardo (Contact Author)

Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano ( email )

Medellín
Colombia

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