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Epilogue

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199734603
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918546 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0005
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Music engages trauma, loss, and suffering through its formal features, through performed experience, and through reception. In each case, music can participate in a cultural conversation regarding the meanings of suffering. This chapter compares the previous chapters regarding the book’s central themes: musical features, such as quotation, fragmentation, stasis; postmodernism; representing trauma; truth and realism; spirituality and religion; and historical memory.

Keywords: trauma; loss; performance; grief; quotation; fragmentations; stasis; memory; postmodernism

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Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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