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Unfolding time: perceiving speed in music as resulting from the interactions of discrete musical layers

Unfolding time: perceiving speed in music as resulting from the interactions of discrete musical layers
Unfolding time: perceiving speed in music as resulting from the interactions of discrete musical layers
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.
Christensen, Justin
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Christensen, Justin
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Christensen, Justin (2012) Unfolding time: perceiving speed in music as resulting from the interactions of discrete musical layers. University of Southampton, Faculty of Humanities, Doctoral Thesis, 121pp.

Record type: Thesis (Doctoral)

Abstract

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.

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Published date: September 2012
Organisations: University of Southampton, Music

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Local EPrints ID: 367344
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367344
PURE UUID: b97f89e3-9782-40c5-b590-d426917cf3bd

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Date deposited: 05 Apr 2016 10:43
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:00

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Author: Justin Christensen

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