Unfolding Time

Studies in Temporality in Twentieth Century Music

Edited by Darla Crispin and contributions by Bruce Brubaker, Pascal Decroupet, Mark Delaere, Justin London, and Ian Pace

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Questions concerning music and its inextricably intertwined and complex interface with time continue to fascinate musicians and scholars. For performers, the primary perception of music is arguably the way in which it unfolds in ‘real time’; while for composers a work appears ‘whole and entire’, with the presence of the score having the potential to compress, and even eliminate, the perception of time as ‘passing’. The paradoxical relationship between these two perspectives, and the subtle mediations at the interface between them with which both performers and composers engage, form the subject matter of this collection of studies. The various contributors address the temporal significance of specific topics such as notation, tempo, metre and rhythm within broader contexts of performance, composition, aesthetics and philosophy. The aim is to present novel ideas about music and time that provide particular insight into musical practice and the world of artistic research.

With contributions by: Bruce Brubaker, Pascal Decroupet, Mark Delaere, Justin London, Ian Pace.


Studies in Temporality in Twentieth-Century Music

Mark Delaere, Tempo, Metre, Rhythm, Time in Twentieth-Century Music

Justin London, Temporal Complexity in Modern and Post-Modern Music: A Critique from Cognitive Aesthetics

Pascal Decroupet, Rhythms -; Durations -; Rhythmic Cells -; Groups. Concepts of Microlevel Time-Organisation in Serial Music and their Consequences on Shaping Time on Higher Structural Levels

Bruce Brubaker, Time is Time: Temporal Signification in Music

Ian Pace, Notation, Time and the Performer's Relationship to the Score in Contemporary Music


Format: Edited volume - ebook - PDF

198 pages

ISBN: 9789461660961

Publication: April 01, 2009

Series: Geschriften van het Orpheus Instituut/Collected Writings of the Orpheus Institute 8

Languages: English

Darla Crispin is a pianist and musicologist tracing perspectives from artistic research. Formerly an ORCiM Research Fellow, she is currently Associate Professor of Musicology at the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH), Oslo.

Mark Delaere is Professor and Head of Musicology at KU Leuven. His research covers mainly music from the 20th and 21st centuries, with a special focus on the interaction of analysis, history, theory and aesthetics of music.