Ecoute élargie

This project is dedicated to two hitherto neglected phenomena in music since 1945: the empty voice and the objet sonore. Both practices question the structure-oriented concept of the work.



Often there is no conventional score; much is improvised or tried out in practice. With the concept of «écoute élargie» coined here, we aim to include semiotic, extra-musical connotations. We shall investigate how music history after 1945 changes when it is viewed from this perspective. This is a particularly delicate issue because even a structure-oriented composer such as Karlheinz Stockhausen worked with empty voices and objets sonores in order to create new possibilities for expression. So above and beyond this, we aim to consider how such approaches alter when viewed from the perspective of the «écoute élargie»-