Lecture: Hannes Seidl
Hannes Seidl: Composing Is Not an Art
The »dissolution of boundaries« in the arts is a popular trope. The demand to dissolve the boundaries between film, music, theater and visual art is voiced time and again, both discursively and in practical terms, as is evident when composers work with film, visual artists with sounds and dancers with sculptures. At the same time, artists who work in different disciplines repeatedly face almost insurmountable obstacles when they try to speak about their work. Instead of following the call to dissolve boundaries, this lecture attempts to outline how the arts might differ from one another, and thus how – beyond the sonic material itself – one can define the specifically musical quality.