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DiP conference in Dublin at the Royal Irish Academy of Music

A joined lecture of Minna Hovi and Assi Karttunen:
Reciprocal approaches – the grotesque narratives and musical gestures

Assi Karttunen, DMus, postdoc-researcher
Sibelius-Academy

 A recital lecture: Practise-led research on the musical gestures embedded in François Couperin’s harpsichord music

 François Couperin (1668-1733): Le Quatrième (et dernier) livre de pièces de clavecin (1730) L'exquise, allemande ; Les Pavots ; Les Chinois, 27e ordre.

Harpsichord, Assi Karttunen

Abstract
My lecture recital will focus on some methodological choices concerning my recent and on-going research into musical gestures combined with some examples composed by François Couperin. The approach I chose this time proceeds in line with Hans Robert Jauss (1982,141–142) and is based on successive, hermeneutical readings.

My music examples include orientalistic, grotesque gestures of Les Chinois  (27e ordre) as well as musically gestural detachment and disorientation of Les Pavots (27e ordre).

The Picture is from the Trinity College were we stayed.

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