Communication Through Music and Its Nuances. Case Study: Maynard James Keenan/ Comunicarea prin muzică și nuanțele ei. Studiu de caz: Maynard James Keenan/ 47-62

Radu Aurelian Panait


This essay is an analytical and descriptive perspective on how communication can be achieved through music. I expand on this point of view by taking into account the direct (verbal) as well as indirect communication, in the instances in which it appears in the context of music. As follows, I set out to present the genealogy of the creative process behind the American singer Maynard James Keenan, as well as the projects in which he is involved. I will take into account the appropriateness of semiotic principles on the subject at hand, as well as the different aesthetic and philosophical levels relevant to the topic. To begin with, I propose a brief introduction to Keenan's life. Next, I explore the communication and aesthetics of his lyrics in two different ways (corresponding to the main musical projects that he is part of). Finally, I highlight his relevance and influence employing artistic and philosophical insight.


music, communication, Maynard James Keenan, semiotics, aesthetics

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