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Title: Unfolding time : perceiving speed in music as resulting from the interactions of discrete musical layers
Author: Christensen, Justin
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2012
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Through the composition of five new works, I attempt to develop compositional methods that might better allow the creation of a more palpable sensation of time within the listeners. I then examine my compositional language, developed incrementally through the composition process for these five works, inspecting the possible implications for understanding a listener's perception and cognition of musical time. Via the repetitions of ideas in my compositions from numerous focal points and depths of focus, I also apply researched ideas, to further examine the complex interrelations between a listener's memory, attention, expectations, and the resultant information levels and hierarchical structures that they perceive. In addition to this, I investigate the role of perceptual pivot points in one's categorical understanding of musical processes. My goal is to address these issues in a way that should advance a better temporal communication with an audience.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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