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Engine Noise and Artificial Intelligence: Babbage’s London

Gavin Williams

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Williams describes Charles Babbage as he neared the end of his life: living on Dorset Street in Marylebone alongside an old Difference Engine and an incomplete Analytical Machine, one working ... More


Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

James Q. Davies and Ellen Lockhart (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

What does it mean to hear scientifically? What does it mean to see musically? This edited volume uncovers a hidden history, one in which the activities of musical entertainment and scientific ... More


The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

Mark Evan Bonds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190068479
eISBN:
9780190068509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068479.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The “Beethoven syndrome” is the inclination of listeners to hear music as the projection of a composer’s inner self. Beethoven’s music was a catalyst for this change, but only in retrospect, for it ... More


The Framework of Rhetoric

Mark Evan Bonds

in The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190068479
eISBN:
9780190068509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068479.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Composers’ lives inevitably shape what and how they write. And just as inevitably, our knowledge of those lives shapes how we hear what they have written. Prior to 1830, however, musical expression ... More


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