Conferenza Art - Thiago Santoro
The next lecture of ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) Philosophical Seminar will be delivered by Prof. Thiago Suman Santoro on December, 17th at 10 a.m.
Location: Palazzo Venturi, Sala Lauree, Via Verdi 25, Torino
THIAGO SUMAN SANTORO (Universidade Federal de Goiás): Aesthetic Phenomenology of Jazz as Audiotactile Music
Albeit jazz improvisation has become in contemporary times one of the most intricate and complex expression of musical aesthetics, it has still the stigma of being some kind of marginal or lower art form. More than that, a true comprehension of the practice and performance of jazz improvisation has long eluded many musicological and philosophical approaches. Some of them considered jazz music as just another example of what belongs to the category of oral tradition, some emphasized its social and political weight in a racially divided context, and a few – to recall an outdated Adornian motto – even derided it as not aesthetically relevant. The Theory of Audiotactile Music, recently developed by Vincenzo Caporaletti, has done a significant contribution to the establishment of a philosophically informed cognitive and aesthetic foundation for jazz and improvised music. Based on the insight that the recording technology enabled a new way of learning and interpreting the musical “text”, which could now represent with total fidelity all the aesthetic peculiarities of jazz improvisation and performance that cannot be adequately scored, Caporaletti created the basis for what he calls the Audiotactile Paradigm. My aim in this talk will be to present some of the philosophically relevant aspects of his theory that could help to elucidate a possible phenomenology of jazz aesthetics.
THIAGO SUMAN SANTORO (Universidade Federal de Goiás) has graduated in Philosophy at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2002), did his Master of Philosophy at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (2004) and his Phd in Philosophy at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (2009), including a research period at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle Wittenberg. He has experience as teacher and researcher in philosophy at Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), with an interest focusing on Epistemology and Aesthetics, working mainly on the following subjects and authors: Transcendental Philosophy, German Idealism, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Music, Intuition, Improvisation; Leibniz, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Husserl, Adorno, Pareyson. Recently he is also doing a bachelor’s course in Musical Composition at UFG.
ART (Aesthetics Research Torino) is a periodic philosophical seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the University of Turin and the PhD Program FINO. It is coordinated by Prof. Alessandro Bertinetto.
ART addresses different topics of the contemporary debate in Aesthetics: philosophy of beauty, philosophy of the arts, theory of sensory experience, philosophy of image and imagination, and history of aesthetics.
ART is supported by:
Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca sulla Morfologia Francesco Moiso (CIM)
Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale di Logica, Linguaggio e Cognizione (LLC)
Centro Studi Arti della Modernità