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Joshua Pilzer

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
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