Class Notes (923,351)
CA (543,218)
UTSG (45,890)
MUS (217)
MUS111H1 (74)
Lecture

Lecture Note

2 Pages
94 Views

Department
Music
Course Code
MUS111H1
Professor
Joshua Pilzer

This preview shows half of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.
MUS 330 – Music, War and Violence Jan. 18, 2011
-Violence
14
th
c. Forward: The exercise of (physical) force so as to inf lict injury on, or cause damage
to, persons or property; action or conduct characterized by this; treatment or usage
tending to cause bodily injur y or forcibly interfering with personal freedom
Causing bodily harm to particular individuals
Psychological harm – (has a physical dimension)
But ‘force’ or ‘harm does not reduce to its physical dimension
Freud, Lacan etc: Violence in the normal constitution of subjects
Violence not against individuals but not towards a culture or group for instance, the
destruction of a language or musical practice, or sacred objects etc.
18
th
century forward: Undue constraint applied to some natural process, habit, etc, so as to
prevent its free development or exercise.
Violence may not only be done to people it can be done to culture
Ethnic = culture
-I) Music as Respons e
A) Mediation between people, of conf lict etc
oExample: The Pianist – The “Christmas Truce” of 1914
oJewish piano player, officer let him live as long as he played the piano –
conf licting scene; what if the Jewish person was a soccer player would he still
live?
B) Hope, aid in survival
oExamples:Saturday Happiness,Fruit in the Forest
Music is not only the expression of emotion – when it is it can discipline the emotion to
make it function; music is something that you ride
C) Forum for cultivating resistance
oExample: African-American gospel tradition; Voices from the days of slavery
D) Therapy
oEncouraging kinds of functioning
-II) Music as practise of violence
A) Violent (sounding) musics
oWhat is this all about? Wasnt music supposed to be beautiful or something?
oAn example of violent music; metal or punk rock etc
oDefinition of music is not just beauty; it is more like humanly organized sounds
oSound without necessarily having to mean something
oRed Chord, “Nihilist – very heavy/violent
oWhats the point of listening to this type of music? To release aggression
especially when youre moshing
oTo explore the darker side of life, religion, individual, etc.
Expressive of patterned violence in social, political, economic life? (f igure of violence)
Violent in themselves? Endorsing various programs of destruction, domination, etc?
(practices of violence?
www.notesolution.com

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
MUS 330 Music, War and Violence Jan. 18, 2011 -Violence th 14 c. Forward: The exercise of (physical) force so as to inflict injury on, or cause damage to, persons or property; action or conduct characterized by this; treatment or usage tending to cause bodily injury or forcibly interfering with personal freedom Causing bodily harm to particular individuals Psychological harm (has a physical dimension) But force or harm does not reduce to its physical dimension Freud, Lacan etc: Violence in the normal constitution of subjects Violence not against individuals but not towards a culture or group for instance, the destruction of a language or musical practice, or sacred objects etc. 18 century forward: Undue constraint applied to some natural process, habit, etc, so as to prevent its free development or exercise. Violence may not only be done to people it can be done to culture Ethnic = culture -I) Music as Response A) Mediation between people, of conflict etc o Example: The Pianist The Christmas Truce of 1914 o Jewish piano player, officer let him live as long as he played the piano conflicting scene; what if the Jewish person was a soccer player would he still
More Less
Unlock Document


Only half of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit