From ragdoll to battle commander
the experiences of musical absorption
This chapter is a description of the four members of the Danish String Quartet, Frederik Ø, Rune, Asbjørn, and Fredrik vis-à-vis their focus and kind of awareness in practicing and performing. It gives an overview of their general performance gestalt as well as of those more unusual experiences of altered self-awareness that I label "intense" forms of absorption.
Høffding, S. (2018). From ragdoll to battle commander: the experiences of musical absorption, in A phenomenology of musical absorption, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 45-71.
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