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Tim Hodgkinson

Tim Hodgkinson is a composer, musician, and writer. In 1968, he cofounded (with Fred Frith) the politically and musically radical group Henry Cow. His compositions have been performed at concerts and festivals around the world.

Titles by This Author

Toward a New Aesthetic Paradigm

In this book, Tim Hodgkinson proposes a theory of aesthetics and music grounded in the boundary between nature and culture within the human being. His analysis discards the conventional idea of the human being as an integrated whole in favor of a rich and complex field in which incompatible kinds of information—biological and cultural—collide. It is only when we acknowledge the clash of body and language within human identity that we can understand how art brings forth the special form of subjectivity potentially present in aesthetic experiences.