The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330
The Sense of Sound is a radical recontextualization of French song, 1260-1330. Situating musical sound against sonorities of the city, madness, charivari, and prayer, it argues that the effect of verbal confusion popular in music abounds with audible associations, and that there was meaning in what is often heard as nonsensical.
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1 Listening to the Past Listening in the Past
2 Sound and the City
4 Madness and the Eloquence of Nonsense
5 Sound in Prayer
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