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Being - is it possible in a space offered by music education?: a philosophical investigation of how music education can embrace the space of being presented at the 'origin of the work of art'
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Music and dance.
Örebro Universitet, Musikhögskolan.
2012 (English)In: XVI Nordic Musicological Congress, Stockholm 2012: abstracts / [ed] Jacob Derlert, Stockholm: Department of Musicology and Performance Studies Stockholm University , 2012Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Martin Heidegger claims that a work of art contains an intrinsic power to open the space of Being. If a work of art can be a musical work of art, then music possesses the power to strike us and hence throw us into Being. We will examine Heidegger’s thinking in relation to the new Swedish syllabus for the subject music. This theoretical study is animated by a living example of a young boy who is about to conquer music.Further, art, as Heidegger describes it, will be focused upon and discussed in relation to how it can exist within music education. How is it possible to relate to music as a work of art with the same distinctions as Heidegger presents for us, by looking upon art as a thing as well as a tool but also as an as an opener to the space that constitutes the gap between earth and world? We argue that the educator has an unquestionable role in this creational space of origin seen as an educational practice.To be able to understand, draw parallels and exemplify Heidegger’s thinking, we choose to relate the investigation of those two main issues to the Swedish national syllabus for the subject music. Heidegger’s thinking is then related to the new Swedish governing documents, an investigation aiming to explore how the syllabus embraces and performs Heidegger’s thinking in music educational practice. The presentation ends with a discussion about how music education can offer students a place in Being, and music educators’ roles as parts of the creational origin process of a work of art.

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Stockholm: Department of Musicology and Performance Studies Stockholm University , 2012.
Keyword [en]
Social sciences - Education
Keyword [sv]
Musikpedagogik, Socialvetenskap - Pedagogik
Research subject
Music Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36950Local ID: acac1b5c-3376-4773-b374-1f0536e9c460ISBN: 978-91-976961-4-2OAI: diva2:1010449
Nordic Musicological Congress : 07/08/2012 - 11/08/2012
Godkänd; 2012; 20120829 (andbra)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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