Articles about Aesthetics

Community at the extremes: The death metal underground as being-in-common
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 341-356

This article asks what the early death metal underground teaches us about the relations between community and aesthetics. After tracing the emergence of death metal as a genre, the article examines the accounts of musicians, artists and recording engineers collected ...

Accept(ing) the other (Metallic[a]) hypermasculine image: Case studies towards an alternative understanding of hypermasculinity in the aesthetics of 1980s heavy metal
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 57-68

Machismo and other thematic representations of masculinity have informed much of the scholarly research into 1980s heavy metal's aesthetics. Although some studies have provided more substantial insights than others, the discourse has largely been shaped by scholars who criticize 1980s ...

Raga Bhava as I Feel It
Sruti (2016) , No. 381, pp. 50-52


Behind the Doors: Perceptions of Reality
Music and Politics (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. np

If it is hyperbolic to claim that the Doors started a whole new discourse on dimensions so important and all-encompassing as aesthetics, ethics, society, and politics, it is nonetheless sensible to discuss whether the band threw the seeds for a ...

Down to Earth
Chamber Music (2016) Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 19


Natural Sounds and Musical Sounds: A Dual Distinction
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (2016) Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 291-302

In this article I consider the relationship between natural sounds and music. I evaluate two prominent accounts of this relationship. These accounts satisfy an important condition, the difference condition: musical sounds are different from natural sounds. However, they fail to ...

Pay Attention
Journal of Singing (2016) Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 277-278