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(2018) A phenomenology of musical absorption, New York, Palgrave Macmillan.


Simon Høffding

pp. 247-255

The conclusion summarizes the findings of this investigation broken down into the themes of "the absorbed reflective self", "the absorbed minimal self", and "the absorbed body". I show that the question of "who is playing?" can be answered by referring to a minimal bodily, affective, and emotional self and that the sources of passivity can account for how it is possible to perform sophisticated music without being explicitly aware of it. I end by bringing up the interview-based, interdisciplinary methodology, point to its potentials and possible applications, and suggest future directions into which the basic analysis of this entire project can go.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00659-4_12

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Høffding, S. (2018). Conclusions, in A phenomenology of musical absorption, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 247-255.

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