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Music, Gestalt, and Computing : Studies in Cognitive and Systematic Musicology :  Studies in Cognitive and Systematic Musicology - Marc Leman

Music, Gestalt, and Computing : Studies in Cognitive and Systematic Musicology

Studies in Cognitive and Systematic Musicology

Paperback Published: October 1997
ISBN: 9783540635260
Number Of Pages: 530

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This book presents a coherent state-of-the-art survey on the area of systematic and cognitive musicology which has enjoyed dynamic growth now for many years. It is devoted to exploring the relationships between acoustics, human information processing, and culture as well as to methodological issues raised by the widespread use of computers as a powerful tool for theory construction, theory testing, and the manipulation of musical information or any kind of data manipulation related to music. The book comes with a CD providing sound examples for various chapters; it contains a comprehensive name and subject index and the following chapters: Gestalt theory revisited, from pitch to harmony, from rhythm to expectation, from timbre to texture, from musical expression to interactive computer systems.

Introductionp. 1
Gestalt Theory Revisitedp. 11
Origin and Nature of Cognitive and Systematic Musicology: An Introductionp. 13
Systematic, Cognitive and Historical Approaches in Musicologyp. 30
Empiricism, Gestalt Qualities, and Determination of Style: Some Remarks Concerning the Relationship of Guido Adler to Richard Wallaschek, Alexius Meinong, Christian von Ehrenfels, and Robert Lachp. 42
Gestalt Concepts and Music: Limitations and Possibilitiesp. 57
Logic, Gestalt Theory, and Neural Computation in Research on Auditory Perceptual Organizationp. 70
Knowledge in Music Theory by Shapes of Musical Objects and Sound-Producing Actionsp. 89
Statistical Gestalts - Perceptible Features in Serial Musicp. 103
From Pitch to Harmonyp. 115
"Verschmelzung", Tonal Fusion, and Consonance: Carl Stumpf Revisitedp. 117
Schema and Gestalt: Testing the Hypothesis of Psychoneural Isomorphism by Computer Simulationp. 144
Self-organizing Neural Nets and the Perceptual Origin of the Circle of Fifthsp. 169
A Model of the Perceptual Root(s) of a Chord Accounting for Voicing and Prevailing Tonalityp. 181
'Good', 'Fair', and 'Bad' Chord Progressions: A Regression-Analysis of Some Psychological Chord Progression Data Obtained in an Experiment by J. Bharucha and C. Krumhanslp. 200
Problems of Shape and Background in Sounds with Inharmonic Spectrap. 214
A Method of Analysing Harmony, Based on Interval Patterns or "Gestalten"p. 225
Neural Network Models for the Study of Post-Tonal Musicp. 237
From Rhythm to Expectationp. 251
Tempo Relations: Is There a Psychological Basis for Proportional Tempo Theory?p. 253
A Framework for the Subsymbolic Description of Meterp. 263
Musical Rhythm: A Formal Model for Determining Local Boundaries, Accents and Metre in a Melodic Surfacep. 277
Effects of Perceptual Organization and Musical Form on Melodic Expectanciesp. 294
Continuations as Completions: Studying Melodic Expectation in the Creative Microdomain Seek Wellp. 321
From Timbre to Texturep. 335
Optimizing Self-Organizing Timbre Maps: Two Approachesp. 337
Towards a More General Understanding of the Nasality Phenomenonp. 351
Karl Erich Schumann's Principles of Timbre as a Helpful Tool in Stream Segregation Researchp. 362
Cross-Synthesis Using Interverted Principal Harmonic Sub-Spacesp. 375
Gestalt Phenomena in Musical Texturep. 386
From Musical Expression to Interactive Computer Systemsp. 407
Technology of Interpretation and Expressive Pulsesp. 409
Intonational Protention in the Performance of Melodic Octaves on the Violinp. 421
Sonological Analysis of Clarinet Expressivityp. 431
Perceptual Analysis of the Musical Expressive Intention in a Clarinet Performancep. 441
Singing, Mind and Brain - Unit Pulse, Rhythm, Emotion and Expressionp. 451
Emulating Gestalt Mechanisms by Combining Symbolic and Subsymbolic Information Processing Proceduresp. 469
Interactive Computer Music Systems and Concepts of Gestaltp. 482
Gestalt-Based Composition and Performance in Multimodal Environmentsp. 495
List of Sound Examples on the CDp. 509
Name Indexp. 517
Subject Indexp. 519
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ISBN: 9783540635260
ISBN-10: 3540635262
Series: Music, Gestalt, & Computing
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 530
Published: October 1997
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.7  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.84