RE: Math Equation Predicts Musical Reactions


Subject: RE: Math Equation Predicts Musical Reactions
From: Tim Kreger (tkreger@bigpond.net.au)
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 22:29:34 EDT


Well check this out.

http://music.arts.unsw.edu.au/aboutus/research/Schubert/EmotionInMusic.s
html

Look at his "emotion face" and I think you'll understand the range of
his emotional lexicon.

I find this extraordinarily disturbing as the guy is an Australian
Research Fellow which one of the most prestigious research grants in
Australia. One has to wonder who was on the review/selection panel for
this grant. Clearly no one had any musical background.

Cheers

Tim

 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-cec-conference@concordia.ca
[mailto:owner-cec-conference@concordia.ca] On Behalf Of Richard Wentk
Sent: Friday, 23 July 2004 10:42 AM
To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
Subject: Re: Math Equation Predicts Musical Reactions

At 15:04 22/07/2004 -0400, you wrote:

>On Jul 22, 2004, at 8:52 AM, Li-Chuan Chong wrote:
>
>>This is most disturbing. '_'
>
>Disturbing that someone is getting paid to research this.
>
>Two people can have absolutely polar reactions to the same piece of
music,
>while the third person couldn't give a damn. It's impossible to predict

>emotional responses with an algorithm. In other words, this professor
has
>no idea what art is about.

Well, it's a painfully crude scale he's using. What does 'arousing'
mean,
anyway? ;)

Richard



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