OOO, Guerrilla metaphysics, and the allure of children’s musical play

Harmer, Alison ORCID: 0009-0007-9349-620X (2024) OOO, Guerrilla metaphysics, and the allure of children’s musical play. Music Education Research. doi:10.1080/14613808.2024.2337709 (In Press)

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Inspired by Graham Harman’s philosophy of human access, and within the ‘flattening ontology’ of Object Oriented Ontology, Ring o’ Roses is speculated about as a finite object with ontological independence from humans, repertoire, song, utility, and cultural context. Ring o’ Roses playfully dances us through an introduction to OOO, and on to the idea of young children’s early musical play as something different from its qualities and benefits. Indeed, the reality of musical play can be speculated about as ontologically irreducible, and as having a weird and vast, yet fragile, interior which is announced by allure. Allure is composed of charm, courage, and humour, and is responsible for causation.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Object Oriented Ontology; Children’s musical play; Allure; Charm
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV1199 Games and amusements
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Depositing User: Charlotte Crutchlow
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2024 11:47
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2024 09:00

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