Aesthesis and Poiesis

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This pair of terms (to be credited to the French intellectual Paul Valéry) distinguishes between consideration of the process of creation of an artwork (poiesis) and the process of reception and perception of that artwork (aesthesis). The distinction has become widely used in musical analysis.

 

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