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[in English] Taking the post-structuralist philosophy of thinkers such as Derrida and Lyotard as a point of departure, this introductory essay aims to open a space to (re)think the relationship between ethics and music. Following these French philosophers, ethics is presented here as a hospitality towards the singular or immanent 'other' or 'otherness'. Ethics is regarded as the 'space-between' where the engagement with the other becomes possible. The space-between - that is, the space between or beyond categorial imperatives and regulated institutionalized thought, the space between or beyond pre-scribed and pre-determined categories and classes. What these ideas can mean for music and musical experiences is elaborated upon in a short meditation on a (free) jazz concert.