Launching of From Vocal poetry to song, Towards a Theory of song objects by Jean-Nicolas De SurmontBrussels Thursday, February 22, 2018 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018
From Vocal poetry to song, Towards a Theory of song objects
by Jean-Nicolas De Surmont
Although the song is often the subject of monographs, one of its forms remains insufficiently researched: the vocalized song, communicated to the spectator through performance. The study of the song takes one back to the study of vocal practices, from aesthetic objects to forms and to plural styles. To conceive a song means approaching it in its different instances of creation as well as its linguistic diversity. Jean Nicolas De Surmont proposes ways of research and analysis useful to musicians, musicologists, and literary critics alike. He takes up the issue of vocal poetry in addition to examining the theoretic aspects of song objects. Rather than offering an autonomous model of analysis, De Surmont extends the research fields and suggests responses to debates that have involved everyone interested in vocal poetic forms.
Jean Nicolas De Surmont is a researcher in metalexicography and the author of many books on the French and Quebecois song. Having graduated from Laval University (Québec) in literature and sociology, he completed his PhD at Paris-X Nanterre. He has authored more than a hundred articles and critical reviews published in more than thirty countries.
A launch will be made on Saturday February 24 at 06:00 PM
at the Brass'art Digitaal Café
28, Place Communale
Tel. : 0486/037 956
and on Tuesday February 27 at 07:00 PM
at the Théâtre de la Clarencière
rue Belvédère, 20
Tel. : 02/640 46 76
The author will also sign his works at the Brussels Book Fair, on the stand of the Service du Livre Luxembourgeois (stand n°245), on Thursday February 22 at 05:00 PM.