Jean-Marc Chouvel

about the author

While he was learning composition with the most important musicians of the twentieth century, Jean-Marc Chouvel developed a theoretical approach that led him to reconsider the main notions of music writing. Taking up the contribution of phenomenology and cognitive sciences, his work on temporal forms has been published in two books: Esquisses pour une pensée musicale and Analyse musicale, sémiologie et cognition des formes temporelles. He also proposed a complete theory of the harmonic phenomena, which allowed him to explore the broad universe of micro-intervals, among other things. Since his studies in Spain with Francisco Guerrero, he has written more than thirty pieces for instruments and electroacoustics. He participated in founding the instrumental ensemble l’Instant donné as well as the reviews Filigrane and Musimediane.

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Institut de recherche en Musicologie, Paris University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, FR


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Dialogue II: New Materialism(s) for Artistic Research
(in DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials )
keywords: artistic research, material/ism