Losseff, Nicky & Doctor, Jenny: Silence, Music, Silent Music (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Introduction; The texture of silence, Jenny Doctor; Faith, silence, and darkness entwined in Messiaen's 'Regard du silence', Matthew Hill; Sounding silence, moving stillness: Olivier Messiaen's Le banquet céleste, Jan Christiaens; Going gently: contemplating silences and cinematic death, Stan Link; Film sound, music and the art of silence, Ed Hughes; Pragmatics of silence, William Brooks; Some noisy ruminations on Susan Sontag's 'Aesthetics of Silence', Darla M. Crispin; Preliminary thoughts about silence in early western chant, Emma Hornby; The communicative rest, John Potter; The air between two hands: silence, music and communication, Julie P. Sutton; 'Meditation is the musick of souls': the silent music of Peter Sterry (1613–72), Tom Dixon; Silent music and the eternal silence, Nicky Losseff; Selected bibliography; Index.