Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm


Subject: Re: A Musicology of Ea/Cm
From: Carlos Palombini (pal@npd.ufpe.br)
Date: Sat Oct 16 1999 - 09:14:52 EDT


Kevin replied to Carlos...

> IMV,
> this discussion is about organizing perceptual structures, not about what
> is "really" [sic] happening.

I entirely agree (otherwise, I wouldn't be studying MC): music is about
soundas perceived and decoded; or even about visual images as perceived and
sonorously decoded.

> Copernicus said (about the night skies), "Chaos is but unperceived order."

I didn't know the idea was so old! I was recycling unawares, mind you.

> It is in my experience however, that psychoacoustics is central to the
> broader discussion, and a close reading of the CD which accompanies
> Auditory Scene Analysis is a real eye opener (esp for the ears!) regarding
> sonic organization that takes place in the human perceptual system(s).

I've ordered the book!

Carlos



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