Music and time: psychology, philosophy, practice

Phillips, M and Sergeant, M, eds. (2022) Music and time: psychology, philosophy, practice. Boydell Press, Woodbridge. ISBN 9781783277087

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How does music manifest through time and, simultaneously, how does time manifest through music? For the experimental psychologist, the experience of time during music listening or performance is something that may be studied empirically. For philosophers, fundamental questions of time continue to be the subject of ongoing debate in philosophy: is time linear? What are past, present and future? What is duration and what makes a perceptual present, or moment? For the performer, musical time can exist as a subjective vehicle of expression. Although any of the three could be chosen as a starting point, the order presented in the text's structure offers a journey from empiricism to application, via contemplation.

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Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 08:56
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