Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 26 May 2017

Abstract and Keywords

“Jurisgenerative Grammar” is concerned with the interplay of legality and criminality in the generation of language and music. It examines how a kind of fugitive poetics is enacted in the fall into what Martin Heidegger refers to as the commercium, a social space marked by the propensity for song, chatter, and idle talk. This essay argues that the commercium is, in fact, a place for thought and thoughtful creation. Its aesthetic sociality animates the compositional and improvisational practices in which Anthony Braxton is engaged in the making of his “language musics,” even when such music is given in solo performance.

Keywords: commercium, criminality, fugitive poetics, jurisgenerative, sociality, solo performance

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.