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CATEGORIZATION, COMPOSITIONAL STRATEGY, AND MUSICAL SYNTAX

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines how musical materials are organized within a work — more properly, the problem of musical syntax and, by extension, musical semiotics. Although semioticians are usually quick to ... More


The Roots of Musical Variation in Perceptual Similarity and Invariance

Stephen McAdams and Daniel Matzkin

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525202
eISBN:
9780191689314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525202.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter addresses in a general way the notions of musical material, musical variation, perceptual similarity, and perceptual invariance, and then what these all suggest for the development of ... More


Music perception and musical consciousness

Eric Clarke

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0063
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter uses ideas from James Gibson's ecological approach to perception, Gerald Edelman's distinction between primary and higher-order consciousness, and Daniel Dennett's ‘multiple drafts’ ... More


Meta ⌿ Hodos: June 1961

James Tenney

Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter (eds)

in From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In this essay, James Tenney discusses a phenomenology of twentieth-century musical materials and an approach to the study of form. Before describing the musical materials, Tenney examines the factors ... More


The Composer in Wartime

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the composer during wartime. The war will affect the lives of those of generations to come. Is it then not worthwhile even for the most aloof artist to take some stock of the ... More


Neurocognitive Approaches to Memory in Music: Music Is Memory

Barbara Tillmann, Isabelle Peretz, and Séverine Samson

in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter presents a neurocognitive study of musical material by showing research investigating musical information in short-term and working memory. It is illustrated here how short-term memory ... More


Changing My Tune: 1946–1951

Philip Fuma

in Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195115703
eISBN:
9780199853144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115703.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

At his death, George Gershwin left a legacy of dozens of completed songs, for which words could still be set, and stacks of tunebooks with many more songs sketched in fragmentary form. On top of this ... More


The labour that dare not speak its name: musical creativity, labour process and the materials of music

Jason Toynbee

in Distributed Creativity: Collaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199355914
eISBN:
9780199355945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199355914.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

The is chapter argues that to understand the distributed nature of musical creativity we need to examine its connection to large-scale social structure and to capitalist relations of labour. These ... More


Musics of Change: Action eifter Cage (1959–1961)

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the extent of John Cage's influence in Darmstadt and elsewhere and documents how German composers, musicians, critics, and patrons reacted to American experimentalism. It ... More


Introduction

Busse Berger Anna Maria

in Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240285
eISBN:
9780520930643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240285.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this volume, which is about the medieval music and the art of memorializing musical materials. The main body of the book is divided into two parts. The ... More


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