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MARTINEZ ULLOA, Jorge. The Instrumental Gesture and the Singing Voice as part of the Musical Significance. Rev. music. chil. [online]. 2009, vol.63, n.211, pp.54-65. ISSN 0716-2790.

This article is divided into three parts. In the first part, a brief reflection is presented about the ways in which the musician body acts and at the same time conditions the sound gesture, both among singers and instrument players. In the second part, the author resorts to the philosophical thought of Merleau-Ponty in order to describe the relationship between body and physical world and the ways this relationship influences the process of knowing. Finally, in the third part, the consequences of this philosophy are analyzed in terms of its contribution to a better understanding of the musical process as something produced by bodies which in turn address itself to other bodies. The conclusion states that the essence of music unfolds itself not in the discourse itself but in a moment antedating the discourse, or apre-discoursive moment, as an indication of the bodily emotion, or a way of projecting the body, beyond the body itself.

Keywords : cantante; gesto instrumental; objeto sonoro; cuerpo sonoro; fenomenología de la música; prediscursiva; ex-critura; cuerpo y música; sensibilidad; singer; instrumental gesture; sound object; sound body; phenomenology of music; pre-discoursive moment; body projection; body and music; sensitivity.

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