Re: A brief essay on development


Subject: Re: A brief essay on development
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Thu Aug 26 2004 - 20:59:08 EDT


At 15:24 -0700 2004/08/25, Eliot Handelman wrote:
>But I think the real answer must be a piece of music showing how
>this kind of non-developmental motion could work.

Reich ... Vermont Counterpoint, the grand niece of Appalachian Spring.

>Well first of all, I think music IS non-linear. I disagree with the
>Lerdahl and Jackendoff precept that music is hierarchically
>organized.

I don't read them to say that the music is hierarchically organized
(although I used to, and read Salzer (? - Structural Hearing) the
same way. Over the years I've moved away somewhat from thinking that
the structure is embedded in the piece, rather that it is embedded in
the head of (some??) listeners.

Best

Kevin



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