Critical Study

THE LIMITS OF SONG – A GENEALOGY OF THE SUBJECT

FROM THE HUMANIST PARADIGM TO POSTHUMAN SONG

 

ABSTRACT:

 

In this essay Jaime del Val throws some broad research lines around the vast universe of song as well as comments the 88 works recorded in the project Nine Centuries of Song. A genealogy of Spanish Art Song is proposed, a study of its constitutive limits, its emergence and dissolution, which is also a genealogy of the subject. Little attention has been paid by the academic writing and critical theory to the relevance of song for the production of subjectivity, both in art song, in popular-commercial song and in folk music domains. We hope herewith to bring further critical insight into the genealogy of song understood as genealogy of a humanist subject that takes shape in the Renaissance, reaches its highpoint in romanticism and still today permeates popular commercial song, which appears to be one of the most significant instruments of implicit power in contemporary capitalism as a tool for global dissemination of standardaffects (the panacoustic). A humanist paradigm which is however challenged and redefined by musical and trasdisciplinary experimantation in the lat 100 years, towards what we could call the posthuman song.

 

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LOS LIMITES DE LA CANCIÓN by Jaime del Val is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-No comercial-Sin obras derivadas 3.0 España License.

 

     


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