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Nikša Gligo [HR] – Can glitch music be music at all?

• 2018-10-08 MON • 18:00 • LECTURE • Gallery Siva

The answer to this question depends on what we consider music. Looking back in history we find the expressions like musica mundana, musica humana, and musica instrumentalis. But the meaning of musica there is equal to harmonia, i.e. accord and has nothing to do with the narrower meaning of harmony in the tonal theories. My aim here is to point out that glitch music belongs to all these kinds of music which do not imply traditional, constant determinants of music as art. Glitch music belongs to the same group as “furniture music” (Erik Satie), “paper music” (Josef A. Riedl), “noise music” (Italian futurists), “prose music”/”music to read” (Dieter Schnebel), “eye music” (Luciano Berio), “son organisé” (Edgard Varèse), “organization of sounds” (John Cage), “sound art”… If we want to avoid “sound art” as something that doesn’t belong to music in the most general sense, then we are obliged to think about music in plural (“musics”). Glitch music would then be just one of them with its own theory, aesthetics and meaning.

Nikša Gligo

Born in Split in 1946. Croatian musicologist. He graduated in English and comparative literature from Zagreb University (1969) and in musicology from Ljubljana University (1973). He later studied with Koraljka Kos at Zagreb University (MA 1981) and with Andrej Rijavec at Ljubljana University, gaining the PhD in 1984 with a dissertation on problems of new music. He was awarded scholarships to study at the universities of Cologne, Berlin (with Carl Dahlhaus and Rudolf Stephan) and Freiburg (with Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht).
He has taught at the Zagreb Academy of Music since 1986.
He is the ordinary member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences and of Academia Europaea in London.
Gligo is concerned with the aesthetics, semiotics and terminology of 20th-century music and the use of computers in musicology. His project on the standardization of 20th-century Croatian music terminology resulted in his book Pojmovni vodič kroz glazbu 20. stoljeća, which is relevant to both musicology and linguistics, and for which he received the Croatian National Award in the Humanities.

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