Articles about Philosophy

Victim of your dreams: A review of negativity and melancology in black metal theory and the arts of Xasthur
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 189-198

The inherent criticisms presented by black metal and black metal theory demonstrate that the fallacies of ontology rest upon the illusion of coherent organization. This blackness consumes the human perspective and reveals a nothingness that penetrates all interpretations and purpose. ...

Another Darwinian Aesthetics
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (2016) Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 237-252

I offer a Darwinian perspective on the existence of aesthetic interests, tastes, preferences, and productions. It is distinguished from the approaches of Denis Dutton and Geoffrey Miller, drawing instead on Richard O. Prum's notion of biotic artworlds. The relevance of ...

Letter from the Editor
Soundboard (2016) Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 3


Minister of Culture
Listen (2016) Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 48-55


Community Sound Work: Music in open health settings--voice and body, inclusion and therapy, individuality and indication
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 49-64

Though Sound Work was developed in the field of psychiatry, its characteristics proved to comply widely with the philosophical paradigms of community music, a fact that encouraged the development of Community Sound Work as a new interdisciplinary and culturally sensitive ...