Between conversation and primordial sounds: Studies of the musicalized speech of the Composed Theatre using musical analytic and phonetic methods

This project investigates strategies of musicalization of language and speech in the progressive music theatre of the last 50 years and discusses thereby the role and function of the author, the interpreter and the recipient.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Haute école des arts de Berne
  • Pôle de recherche Institut Interpretation
  • Champ de recherche Historisch informierte Performance
  • Organisme de financement FNS
  • Durée 01.12.2012 - 31.12.2015
  • Direction du projet Xavier Dayer
  • Équipe du projet Cyrill Lim
    Leopold Dick
    Tassilo Tesche
    Daniela Pedemonte
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Musik, Musik Akademie Basel
    HESB | Haute école des arts de Berne
    IRCAM Sound analysis-synthesis
    LMU München, Institut für Phonetik
    Phonetisches Laboratorium, Universität Zürich
    ULC Speech, hearing and phonetic sciences
    Universität Bern, Institut für Musikwissenschaft
  • Mots-clés Composed Theatre, phonetics, speech perception, contemporary music, perception experiment

Contexte initial

The comparison between representative productions of the Composed Theatre in the period from 1962 to 2012 shall expose some historic tendencies and developments. The comparative analysis is combined with the research on speech perception in the theatrical context. Some artistic test arrangements will bring together both these approaches.

But

The superordinate aim of the project is to develop methods to understand the functionality and the significance of the aestheticized voice in our society.

Compétences clés

Zur Untersuchung lautsprachlicher Äusserungen auf der Musiktheaterbühne tritt musikwissenschaftliches Denken in Dialog mit der experimentellen Phonetik, die sich mit der Kommunikation mit gesprochener Sprache auseinandersetzt.