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Generalized Interval Systems (1): Preliminary Examples and Definition

David Lewin

in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317138
eISBN:
9780199865413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter takes as its point of departure a figure showing two points s and t in a symbolic musical space. The arrow marked i symbolizes a characteristic directed measurement, distance or motion ... More


How pitch and loudness shape musical space and motion

Zohar Eitan

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199608157
eISBN:
9780191761225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Musicians have traditionally referred to musical features and events in terms of spatial location or movement (e.g., high and low pitch, rising and falling melody). Current empirical research reveals ... More


Space

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter considers the question of what constitutes a theater, and discusses time and space. It illustrates specific types of spatial arrangements for performers and audiences. Further discussion ... More


Entering a Theory of Black Musical Space

James Gordon Williams

in Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832108
eISBN:
9781496832092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832108.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the theoretical framework of Black musical space for the five case studies on African American improvisers. This chapter defines what is meant by crossing bar lines relative ... More


Transformation Graphs and Networks (1): Intervals and Transpositions

David Lewin

in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317138
eISBN:
9780199865413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Instead of starting with a Generalized Interval System (GIS) and deriving certain characteristic transformations therefrom, it is possible to start with a family of characteristic transformations on ... More


The Secondary Theme (S) and Essential Expositional Closure (EEC): Initial Considerations

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

in Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146400
eISBN:
9780199850983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146400.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The secondary theme strides onto the stage through the entrance opened by the medial caesura. If there is no medial caesura, then we are confronting not a two-part exposition but a continuous ... More


The shape of musical improvisation

Milton Mermikides and Eugene Feygelson

in Music and Shape

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199351411
eISBN:
9780199351442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199351411.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents practitioner–researcher perspectives on shape in improvisation. A theoretical framework based in jazz improvisational pedagogy and practice is established, and employed in the ... More


Generalized Set Theory (2): The Injection Function

David Lewin

in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317138
eISBN:
9780199865413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter continues the study of set theory, generalizing the work of Chapter 5 even further. The basic construction is now the Injection Function: given a space S, finite subsets X and Y of S, ... More


Gay-Made Space

Stephen Amico

in Roll Over, Tchaikovsky!: Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038273
eISBN:
9780252096143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038273.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the relationships among spatiality, orientation, and corporeality by focusing on the ways in which a post-Soviet, gay social space is engendered, in part, via popular music. It ... More


Generalized Interval Systems (2): Formal Features

David Lewin

in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317138
eISBN:
9780199865413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter concerns itself with further formal properties of the Generalized Interval System (GIS) model. In this model, the points of the space may be labeled by their intervals from one ... More


Generalized Set Theory (1):Interval Functions; Canonical Groups and Canonical Equivalence; Embedding Functions

David Lewin

in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317138
eISBN:
9780199865413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins a study of generalized set theory, that is, the interrelationships among finite sets of objects in musical spaces. The first construction studied is the Interval Function between ... More


Transformation Graphs and Networks (3): Formalities

David Lewin

in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317138
eISBN:
9780199865413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter develops the formalities of transformation networks. The structure of a network allows us to assign a formal “input” function to some things and a formal “output” function to other ... More


Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

James Gordon Williams

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832108
eISBN:
9781496832092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832108.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book provides an interpretive framework for understanding how African American creative improvisers think of musical space. Featuring a Foreword by eminent scholar Robin D.G. Kelley, this is the ... More


Transformation Graphs and Networks (2): Non-Intervallic Transformations

David Lewin

in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195317138
eISBN:
9780199865413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317138.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter studies networks involving transformations of Klangs in the sense of Riemann, networks involving serial transformations of various sorts, and networks involving inversional ... More


The Sonic Archive of Black Spatiality

James Gordon Williams

in Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832108
eISBN:
9781496832092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832108.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The epilogue expands on the purpose of the book and the author’s approach to it. Although the book does not abandon positivism, the author never privileges traditional research musicological methods ... More


Terence Blanchard and the Politics of Breathing

James Gordon Williams

in Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832108
eISBN:
9781496832092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832108.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s composition “Breathless” (2015). “Breathless” was Blanchard’s response to the 2014 killing of Eric Garner by members of the police on Staten ... More


Senseless Rocks

Mary Jacobus

in Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter gazes at rocks through a poetic lens, relating rock to poetry by way of sound. Through Wordsworth’s sounding rocks, a posture of anxious listening is often provoked. Poetry has a certain ... More


The Tiger: Reappraising Global Clare

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin

in Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199380084
eISBN:
9780199380114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199380084.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the alchemy produced by the asymmetrical processes of localization and globalization and their offspring, glocalization, in Clare’s traditional soundscape during the Celtic ... More


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