Being Time

Being Time

Exploring Temporalities in Experimental Music

by Bryn HarrisonRichard Glover and Jennie Gottschalk

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/12/2018

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Being Time invites a deep consideration of the personal experience of temporality in music, focusing on the perceptual role of the listener. Through individual case studies, this book centers on musical works that deal with time in radical ways. These include pieces by Morton Feldman, James Saunders, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Ryoji Ikeda, Toshiya Tsunoda, Laurie Spiegel and Andr O. M ller. Multiple perspectives are explored through a series of encounters, initially between an individual and a work, and subsequently with each author's varying experiences of temporality. The authors compare their responses to features such as repetition, speed, duration and scale from a perceptual standpoint, drawing in reflections on aspects such as musical memory and anticipation. The observations made in this book are accessible and relevant to readers who are interested in exploring issues of temporality from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives.
ISBN:
9781623564940
9781623564940
Category:
Music
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-12-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
229.11x155.96x14.73mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Richard Glover

Richard Glover has written a number of bestselling books, including Flesh Wounds, The Mud House, In Bed with Jocasta, and George Clooney's Haircut and Other Cries for Help.

He writes a weekly column for the Sydney Morning Herald and presents the comedy program Thank God It's Friday on ABC Local Radio.

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