Sounding the virtual - Brian Hulse & Nick Nesbitt (eds.)

Without question, Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995) has proven to be one of the most influential and inspiring philosophers of our time. His influence on the humanities in europe, north america, and beyond, continues to provoke new thought, challenge old ideas, and inspire scholars and thinkers of seemingly every conceivable discipline. those familiar with deleuze’s oeuvre will undoubtedly be aware that his work was passionately devoted to the arts—film, painting, and so on. But few of the arts elicit the kind of lavish attention deleuze accords to music.
Deleuze’s writings on music are extensive, provocative, insightful, and not without complications or contradictions. But to date there has been very little response from actual music scholars.What has trickled out has been piecemeal, often focused on only a small section of deleuze’s writings, and has too often treated these writings in a haphazard manner. as a corrective, Sounding the Virtual: Gilles Deleuze and the Theory and Philosophy of Music demonstrates that Deleuze has impacted and has even greater potential to impact the field of music scholarship profoundly. This volume resounds as a holistic response to deleuze from a cross-section of scholars, the majority of whom are musicologists and/or music theorists. Deleuze had much to say about music. Here, for the first time, is a coherent, comprehensive reply from the field of music studies. (...)