Some fairly provocative ideas from John Croft here:
He makes a lot of very broad assumptions about research which I find hard to reconcile but it’s definitely worth a read.
the cognitive content of art while insisting on its resistance to conceptualisation – it presents rather than represents, discloses without describing. In terms of Wittgenstein’s famous distinction, such things can only be shown, not told.
And here’s Ian Pace’s response:
On 25 November there’s going to be a conversation about these ideas. http://futurepracticeresearch.org/2015/11/10/can-composition-and-performance-be-research-critical-perspectives-at-city-university/
I have plans to make it along.