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Relire Ingarden: l'ontologie des oeuvres musicales, entre fictions et montagnes

Abstract : What is a musical work? This ontological question raised by Roman Ingarden in his work critical of Husserl's phenomenology presents numerous common aspects with the issue of "musical Platonism" which was developed in the 1980s by analytic philosophers such as Jerrold Levinson and Peter Kivy. In 1992, Lydia Goehr put forward a radical historicization of the concept of musical work, without nonetheless discarding an ontological project, recently stressed in Roger Pouivet's considerations on the "rock musical work." This essay sums up these philosophical debates and underlines the sociological crisis of the concept of work in the context of the digital revolution and the fragmentation of the classical repertoire required by the cultural industry. Considering Ingarden's definition of the "purely intentional object" from the point of view of the common sense's destabilization, this study compares the ontological status of the musical work to that of fictional beings, such as a novel character, as well as to that of entities, such as the mountains echoed by Barry White's "granular theory of reality," emerging from the projection of language usages onto the audible world.
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Esteban Buch. Relire Ingarden: l'ontologie des oeuvres musicales, entre fictions et montagnes. Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music/Revue canadienne de musique, Canadian University Music Society / Société de musique des universités canadiennes, 2012, 32 (1-2), pp.61. ⟨hal-01044757⟩



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