Storytelling in Jazz and Musicality in Theatre: Through the Mirror
Art forms tend to mirror themselves in each other. In order to understand literature and fine arts better, we often turn to music, speaking of the ‘tone’ in a book and of the ‘rhythm’ in a painting. In attempts to understand music better, we turn instead to the narrative arts, speaking of the ‘story’ of a musical piece.
This talk will focus on two examples of such conceptual mirror reflexivity between the arts: narrativity in jazz music and musicality in spoken theatre. These intermedial metaphors are significant to the practice and reflection of performing artists through their ability to mediate holistic views of what is considered to be of crucial importance in artistic practice, analysis, and education.
This exploration opens up possibilities for new theoretical and practical insights with regard to how the borderland between temporal art forms can be conceptualized.
We are pleased to welcome Sven Bjerstedt, from the Malmö Theatre Academy, Lund University, Sweden, for this exciting talk.