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Ways Of Listening

Author : Eric Clarke
ISBN : 0195348540
Genre : Music
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In recent years, many psychologists and cognitive scientists have published their views on the psychology of music. Unfortunately, this scientific literature has remained inaccessible to musicologists and musicians, and has neglected their insights on the subject. In Ways of Listening, musicologist Eric Clarke explores musical meaning, music's critical function in human lives, and the relationship between listening and musical material. Clarke outlines an "ecological approach" to understanding the perception of music. The way we hear and understand music is not simply a function of our brain structure or of the musical "codes" given to us by culture, Clarke argues. Instead, cognitive, psychoacoustical, and semiotic issues must be considered within the physical and social contexts of listening. In essence, Clarke adapts John Gibson's influential ecological theory of perception to the complex process of perceiving music. In addition to making a theoretical argument, the author offers a number of case studies to illustrate his concept. For example, he analyzes the experience of listening to Jimi Hendrix's performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock in 1969. Clarke examines how Hendrix's choice of instrument and venue, use of distortion, and the political climate in which he performed all had an impact on his audience's perception of the anthem. A complex convergence of broad cultural contexts and specific musical features - the entire "ecology" of the listening experience - is responsible for this performance's impact. Including both the best psychological research and careful musicological scholarship, Clarke's book offers the most complex and insightful perspective on musical meaning to date. It will be of interest to musicologists, musicians, psychologists, and scholars of aesthetics.

New Perspectives On Music And Gesture

Author : Anthony Gritten
ISBN : 0754664627
Genre : Music
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Building on the insights of the first volume Music and Gesture (Ashgate 2006), the chapters here are structured in a broad narrative trajectory moving from theory to practice, embracing Western and non-Western practices, real and virtual gestures, live and recorded performances, physical and acoustic gestures, visual and auditory perception, among other themes of topical interest. The main areas of enquiry include psychobiology; perception and cognition; philosophy and semiotics; conducting; ensemble work and solo piano playing.

Methoden Der Popul Rkulturforschung

Author : Marcus S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9783643111593
Genre : Popular culture
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Letzte Gedanken Von Henri Poincar

Author : Henri Poincaré
ISBN : 9783954552153
Genre : Science
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Der berühmte Mathematiker Henri Poincaré erwies sich als hervorragender Philosoph, dessen Werke tiefen Einfluss auf das menschschliche Denken ausübten. In diesem Buch stellt er unter anderen die Fragen nach der Veränderlichkeit der Naturgesetze, nach der Logik des Unendlichen, nach dem Grund für die Dreidimensionalität des Raums und nach der Sittlichkeit als Gemeingut.

Perspektiven Der Kognitionspsychologie

Author : Odmar Neumann
ISBN : 9783642707476
Genre : Psychology
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The Oxford Handbook Of Computer Music

Author : Roger T. Dean
ISBN : 9780199887132
Genre : Music
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The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.

Die Verschiedenen Modi Der Existenz

Author : Étienne Souriau
ISBN : 3957960150
Genre : Philosophy
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"Ware die Philosophie auch nur eine Stunde der Mu he wert, wenn sie uns nicht fu r das Leben ru stete?" Gezielten Schrittes entwirft der franzosische Philosoph Etienne Souriau in diesem dicht gedrangten Buch eine Grammatik der Existenz. Im Fokus steht nicht nur ihre Theorie, sondern auch die tatsachliche Ausu bung der "Kunst des Existierens." Wie Gilles Deleuze und William James vertritt Souriau dabei die These eines existenziellen Pluralismus: Es gibt Phanomene, Dinge, das Virtuelle, fiktionale Wesen - die Existenz ist polyphon. Souriaus radikale Herangehensweise hat auch Bruno Latour und Isabelle Stengers entscheidend beeinflusst. In ihrer ausfu hrlichen Einleitung zu Souriaus Text von 1943 und dem ebenfalls zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache veroffentlichten Vortrag "Uber den Modus der Existenz des zu vollbringenden Werks" (1956) zeigt sich eindrucksvoll die Aktualitat seines Denkens."

Music And Mind In Everyday Life

Author : Eric Clarke
ISBN : 9780198525578
Genre : Education
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What makes people want to live their lives to the sound of music? Why do so many of our most private experiences and most public spectacles incorporate - or depend on - music? This book examines musical behaviour and experience in a range of circumstances, including composing and performing, listening and persuading, and teaching and learning.

The Psychology Of Music In Multimedia

Author : Siu-Lan Tan
ISBN : 9780191503269
Genre : Psychology
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For most of the history of film-making, music has played an integral role serving many functions - such as conveying emotion, heightening tension, and influencing interpretation and inferences about events and characters. More recently, with the enormous growth of the gaming industry and the Internet, a new role for music has emerged. However, all of these applications of music depend on complex mental processes which are being identified through research on human participants in multimedia contexts. The Psychology of Music in Multimedia is the first book dedicated to this fascinating topic. The Psychology of Music in Multimedia presents a wide range of scientific research on the psychological processes involved in the integration of sound and image when engaging with film, television, video, interactive games, and computer interfaces. Collectively, the rich chapters in this edited volume represent a comprehensive treatment of the existing research on the multimedia experience, with the aim of disseminating the current knowledge base and inspiring future scholarship. The focus on empirical research and the strong psychological framework make this book an exceptional and distinctive contribution to the field. The international collection of contributors represents eight countries and a broad range of disciplines including psychology, musicology, neuroscience, media studies, film, and communications. Each chapter includes a comprehensive review of the topic and, where appropriate, identifies models that can be empirically tested. Part One presents contrasting theoretical approaches from cognitive psychology, philosophy, semiotics, communication, musicology, and neuroscience. Part Two reviews research on the structural aspects of music and multimedia, while Part Three focuses on research examining the influence of music on perceived meaning in the multimedia experience. Part Four explores empirical findings in a variety of real-world applications of music in multimedia including entertainment and educational media for children, video and computer games, television and online advertising, and auditory displays of information. Finally, the closing chapter in Part Five identifies emerging themes and points to the value of broadening the scope of research to encompass multisensory, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural perspectives to advance our understanding of the role of music in multimedia. This is a valuable book for those in the fields of music psychology and musicology, as well as film and media studies.

Musik Und Medizin

Author : Günther Bernatzky
ISBN : 9783709115992
Genre : Medical
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Dieses Buch stellt den Stand aktueller Forschungen in der Musikmedizin und die Wirkung von Musik auf Gesundheit, Wohlbefinden und Lebensqualität dar und bietet wissenschaftliche Grundlagen für therapeutische, pädagogische und andere Anwendungsgebiete. Die enthaltenen Themen sind aus allen Bereichen des Musiklebens abgeleitet: Musikmedizinische und musiktherapeutische Ansätze bilden wichtige Aspekte, aber auch verbreitete musikalische Aktivitäten wie Laienmusizieren, Chorsingen, Musikhören und Tanzen sowie Entwicklungsaspekte über die gesamte Lebensspanne werden hinsichtlich ihrer Auswirkungen auf Wohlbefinden und Gesundheit dargestellt. Das Buch spannt den Bogen von den psychophysiologischen Grundlagen emotionaler Wirkungen des Musikhörens über ein Spektrum musikpsychologischer und -therapeutischer Interventionen in medizinischen Bereichen bis zur Bedeutung musikalischer Aktivität und des Musiklernens zur Prävention aus Entwicklungs-, Bildungs- und geriatrischer bzw. geronto-psychiatrischer Sicht.

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